Ben Simpson

Special counsel | London

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Ben works as special counsel 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 numerous private equity and m&a transactions, including the acquisition of Autonomous Research by Alliance Bernstein, the investment by Inflexion in Chambers and Partners and the investment by Synova Capital in specialist insurer AllClear and Ben has acted on a number of significant hotel and corporate real estate transactions. Ben 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 published articles on the PSC regime in the New Law Journal and Trusts and Estates. Ben has 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.
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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.