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Benjamin Crawford

Counsel

Beijing

Benjamin Crawford

Counsel

Beijing

Benjamin has a wide range of experience in cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures and complex shareholder arrangements across a number of industries, with a particular focus on the financial services and TMT sectors. Benjamin trained in the firm’s London office and has worked in the firm's Beijing and Shanghai offices.  He is admitted to practice in both Hong Kong and Victoria, Australia and speaks, reads and writes Mandarin Chinese.

News & insights

Publications: 06 DECEMBER 2019

Warsaw podcast - GDPR in M&A transactions - episode two

Justyna Ostrowska, senior associate in Allen & Overy Warsaw, advises clients on new technologies law as well as intellectual property rights and data protection.  In her podcast, she discusses the various stages of a M&A transaction in the light of the GDPR. This recording is devoted to the processing of employee data at the stage of sale transaction and data room preparation. We invite you to the second part of the podcast series dedicated to the employee data in M&A transactions.

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Publications: 28 NOVEMBER 2019

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 22 to 28 November 2019

Allen & Overy publish weekly updates on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector.

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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 investment fund management companies and securities companies. Qualified foreign firms now have a clearer road map towards full ownership of financial service institutions in China.

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Publications: 22 JANUARY 2018

An Update of China's Control over Outbound Investments

​On 26 December 2017, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released the Administration Measures for Outbound Investments of Enterprises (the New Rules), which will take effect on 1 March 2018 and replace the current NDRC Administration Measures for Approval and Filing of Outbound Investments (the Existing Regulations).

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Office

Beijing

Allen & Overy LLP
46th Floor China World Tower A, No. 1 Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue Beijing
Beijing
100004

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Qualifications

Professional

Solicitor, Hong Kong, 2014

Registered Foreign Lawyer, Hong Kong, 2009

Lawyer, Victoria, Australia, 2008

Academic

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