Ben Simpson

Partner | London

Ben is a partner in the corporate team.

He advises on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets (AIM and main market) and on company law and partnership/LLP law. Ben works in a range of sectors including technology, financial services, real estate, sport, luxury retail, art and support services.

Ben acts for a number of acquisitive and fast growing tech companies, he has acted on a number of significant hotel and corporate real estate transactions and works closely with our regulatory team on financial services acquisitions in light of the associated controller applications and specialist due diligence required. Ben advises a number of clients on their controlling interests in quoted companies and the associated regulatory implications. He also advises on art transactions.

Ben has been profiled in Hedge Fund Review, Financial News, Bloomberg and Legal Week and has presented with the London Stock Exchange on AIM in Barcelona, Madrid, Geneva, Zurich and Athens. Ben has recently participated in consultations with the Takeover Panel on the close relatives and related trust concert party presumption, with the AIM team on disclosure obligations of beneficial owners of shares and with the ICSA regarding the PSC regime which came into force on 6 April 2016.

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Track record

Admissions

Publications

Restructuring of Opportunity Network by way of cross border rollover and a further investment round.

Acquisition of a number of UK businesses for DBI Services Inc, most recently ATM.

Acquisition of a number of UK businesses for Reply SpA, most recently Reply Lynx.

England and Wales, 1996

Ben has been profiled in Hedge Fund Review, Financial News, Bloomberg and Legal Week and has presented with the London Stock Exchange on AIM in Barcelona, Madrid, Geneva, Zurich and Athens.

Me in a minute

The mantra for me and my team is not to accept second best

I am passionate about the law and applying my legal knowledge and expertise to identify the best solution available for my clients. I strive with my colleagues to ensure that Withers remains the leading law firm in its areas of expertise and the mantra for me and my team is not to accept second best. I am also keen to contribute to the development of the law and regulation to benefit everyone and in that vein have recently consulted with the Takeover Panel on the codification of the acting in concert presumption for close relatives and related trusts, with the AIM team on disclosure of interests in AIM companies and with the ICSA on the PSC regime.

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

1996
Partner

2003

Recognition


London

16 Old Bailey,

EC4M 7EG

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