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Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Ben Higson

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Work +44 20 7296 2000
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Web:
www.hoganlovells.com/en/ben-higson
Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Position

Ben Higson has been immersed in mergers and acquisitions, and the intersecting sectors of energy, natural resources and infrastructure, since he qualified as a lawyer. 

Clients come to Ben for the depth and breadth of his experience and knowledge in domestic and international deals, across the full range of structures, including public and private deals, investments and exits, joint ventures and complex commercial contracts. He has a focus on the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors and a broad knowledge of sector-related issues. He has particular experience helping Japanese clients with their deals outside Japan. 


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Within: M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Counting energy, technology, financial services, real estate and insurance as key sector strengths, Hogan Lovells International LLP provides an ‘excellent service’, which is ‘always responsive with practical/commercially aware advice’ and ‘compares very well with the competition, including magic circle firms’. ‘The team has a broad spectrum of industry and sector knowledge’, and is ‘always trying to push the deal forward’. Ben Higson heads the firm’s London M&A offering. Higson ‘is excellent, as are his team; commercially aware, pragmatic and strategic’; his focus is in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors, with a growing specialism in the Japanese market. Senior M&A partner Steven Bryan – who is praised for his ‘strong energy industry knowledge’, as well as for his ‘transactional expertise and communication skills’ – advised Brookfield Business Partners on the acquisition of a 85% stake in Greenergy. Other highlights included Maegen Morrison handling AB InBev’s various divestments arising from its takeover of SABMiller, including its €7.3bn disposal of the latter’s businesses in several Eastern European states, and Nicola Evans advising AXA on its £295m disposal of Bluefin Insurance Group to Marsh & McLennan. Sarah Shaw joined from Allen & Overy LLP.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Power (including electricity and renewables)

Within: Power (including electricity and renewables)

The power offering at Hogan Lovells International LLP covers energy generation, regulation, storage, infrastructure and supply on behalf of regulated entities, utility suppliers, distributors and lenders across the full spectrum of sectors. The recently promoted partner Alex Harrison , Nicholas Roberts and Ben Higson were recently appointed as sole legal counsel to the Crown Estate with regards to its wind, tidal and gas storage portfolios, and Philip Robb recently advised John Laing on all aspects of its new £137m bank facilities for the financing of acquisitions of new renewable assets. Also notable is Adrian Walker 's work for a global engineering company with regards to the development of a new nuclear asset, and a global partnership arrangement with an oil and gas major negotiated by Richard Tyler for a solar asset manufacturer. On the contentious front, Roberta Downey is representing the main contractor of a major offshore wind farm in a number of disputes and arbitration proceedings against a range of parties including an international subcontractor and the project owner. The team was recently strengthened by the arrival of Arun Velusami from Norton Rose Fulbright and Sarah Shaw from Allen & Overy LLP .

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