Ben Turner > Shoosmiths LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP
B3 3AG

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Ben has over 20 years’ experience of corporate transactional and advisory work, specialising in M&A (buy-side and sell-side); PE transactions; restructurings; and fundraisings with a particular focus on Germany, the Nordics and the USA. He is regarded as an excellent contributor at board level and praised by clients for his hands-on approach to delivering complex transactions smoothly and within budget. He has particular expertise in technology, retail, manufacturing, real estate and transport and advises large corporates (including several PE-backed corporates), high growth businesses and entrepreneurs across these and other sectors.

Recent highlights include:

  • advising German industrials group, Titgemeyer GmbH, on its acquisition of manufacturing business Cirteq;
  • advising AIM listed transport solutions operator, Rotala plc, on an acquisition and associated placing;
  • advising Border Holdings on a strategic acquisition in the UK;
  • advising Midlands based PE houses, GPE Capital Partners and GIL Investments, on a series of acquisitions, investments and divestments;
  • various professional services business including;
  • acting for the shareholders of Valpak Holdings Limited on its sale to Reconomy.

Ben heads the Corporate team in the Midlands and is responsible for the management and strategy of our teams in both Birmingham and Nottingham.

He is praised by clients as someone who “gets things done” and who builds “strong relationships with clients”.


Ben joined Shoosmiths as a partner in 2013, having previously been a partner at boutique corporate practice Hill Hofstetter (formerly part of Reed Smith).


Law Society.


Norwich School; Reading University (1996 – BA (Hons) History); College of Law, Guildford (CPEILPC with distinction).


Rugby, golf, cinema, famiy.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Jointly helmed by VC specialist Alistair Hammerton and experienced commercial contracts lawyer Simon McArdle, Shoosmiths LLP’s Birmingham team draws high praise from clients for its ‘strong commercial acumen’ – especially in the manufacturing, recruitment, tech, infrastructure, retail and data sectors. The team is especially noteworthy for the strength of its venture capital practice, anchored by the efforts of VC team head Alastair Peet. National corporate chair Ben Turner – who splits his time between the firm’s London and Birmingham offices – works with various household names on M&A and PE-driven work, often with a cross-border element. Helen Burnell focuses especially on VC and infrastructure sector matters, advising on a slew of investment transactions.