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Stephenson Harwood, Ben Mercer, London, ENGLAND

Ben Mercer

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Stephenson Harwood

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Corporate.

Position

Ben is a corporate partner focusing on public and private M&A, joint ventures, capital raising, restructurings and general corporate advice, often with cross border elements. He advises in a wide range of industries, particularly consumer, energy, financial services, industrials and transportation.  Ben's broad transportation sector experience covers shipping, aviation, rail and logistics.

Ben has been ranked for mid-market M&A in Chambers UK and is a recommended lawyer for mid-market private equity deals in Legal 500, and much of his work involves acquisitions, disposals and mergers of companies and businesses with an international presence. Ben acts for a variety of clients which include corporates, HNWIs, financial institutions, private equity houses and management teams.

High profile mandates on which he has recently advised include acting for 3 Step IT on its strategic partnership with BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions to create a leading integrated IT leasing business across various European jurisdictions; advising on the sale of leading industrial exhibitions business, Mack Brooks Exhibitions, to FTSE 100 publishing and exhibitions company, RELX Plc; and advising Lloyds Bank and RBS on the sale of the Voyager passenger trains fleet to Beacon Rail, a division of JP Morgan.

Ben spent six months in the New York office of a leading US law firm and is a core member of Stephenson Harwood’s US group. He works closely with US based clients and assists them with their international strategic activities.

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Stephenson Harwood

  • Companies should plan now to minimise their pension protection levy

    The amount that pension schemes have to pay to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) for the year 2006/07 may have increased by as much as five times the previous year's levy. Employers who ultimately bear the cost of many pension schemes will need to make plans now to ensure the levy payable for the year 2008/09 is kept to a minimum.
    - Stephenson Harwood

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