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Benjamin Crawford



Crawford Benjamin
Benjamin Crawford



Benjamin’s practice is focused on cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures and complex shareholder and commercial arrangements across a number of industries, with extensive experience advising Chinese companies and investment funds on their global outbound transactions and multinational corporates on their Chinese inbound investments. He advises across a number of sectors, though has developed significant experience advising on transactions involving the financial services, TMT and ENR sectors.

Benjamin trained in the firm’s London office and has worked in the firm's Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai offices. He is admitted to practice in both Hong Kong SAR and Victoria, Australia and speaks, reads and writes Mandarin Chinese.

News & insights

News: 24 SEPTEMBER 2020

ICBC issues offshore Additional Tier 1 preference shares

Allen & Overy has advised the joint bookrunners and joint lead managers on the issuance of USD2.9 billion 3.58% non-cumulative perpetual offshore preference shares by Industrial and Commercial Bank of…

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News: 23 SEPTEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy to host inaugural virtual APAC Corporate Academy

Series of five webinars provides mid-level M&A/corporate counsel with insight into regional trends and best practice in M&A transactions.

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Publications: 22 SEPTEMBER 2020

The European Commission’s evaluation of the antitrust rules on vertical agreements: where are we heading?

The European Commission’s evaluation of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and the Vertical Guidelines has shown that, whilst these tools continue to serve a useful purpose, there is room for…

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Publications: 17 OCTOBER 2019

Latest updates on the China financial sector: lifting foreign shareholding caps

On 11 October 2019, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) announced a clearer accelerated timeframe for lifting foreign shareholding caps (i.e. 51%) in futures companies, public securities…

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Solicitor, Hong Kong, 2014

Registered Foreign Lawyer, Hong Kong, 2009

Lawyer, Victoria, Australia, 2008


LLB (Hons) BA (Chinese), The University of Melbourne, Victoria, 2006