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Wiggin LLP

9TH FLOOR, MET BUILDING, 22 PERCY STREET, LONDON, W1T 2BU, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7612 9612
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Fax 01242 224223
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www.wiggin.co.uk
Brussels, Cheltenham, London

Ben Whitelock

Tel:
Work 020 7927 9697
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Wiggin LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Ben is a partner in the Corporate group. He has a broad range of experience in advising media and technology companies across all aspects of their corporate legal requirements, including private and public M&A transactions, joint ventures, fundraisings and re-organisations. Ben has particular experience in advising on corporate deals in the betting and gaming sector where he works closely with Wiggin’s market leading regulatory gaming lawyers and regularly advises major operators and technology providers on M&A transactions and strategic investments as part of the waive of consolidation currently happening in the sector. In addition, Ben regularly advises on deals in the technology, publishing, TV and film sectors.

Career

Trained Allen & Overy LLP; qualified 2001; associate, corporate group 2001-06; assistant, corporate group Wiggin LLP 2006-10; senior associate, corporate group 2010-11; partner 2011 to date.

Education

Solihull School; Bristol University (1997 LLB European Legal Studies 2(1)); Nottingham Law School (1998 LPC Distinction).

Leisure

Golf, cricket, hiking.


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Wiggin LLP‚Äôs team is noted for its expertise in the media, technology and IP sectors. Michael Brader¬†leads the practice jointly with Adrian Jones; Brader, who has a strong reputation in independent TV production and sports matters, recently advised Perform on the acquisition of football player data business Scout 7, and Jones, who is also active in the TV sector, acted for Centaur Media on the ¬£16.5m share acquisition of lead-generation business Market Makers. David McLeish¬†and Ben Whitelock¬†specialise in gambling M&A transactions; McLeish acted for the founders of B2C gambling operator Royal Panda on the ‚ā¨120m sale of the group to LeoVegas and for software supplier Playtech on the ¬£50m share acquisition of Eyecon Games, a supplier of online gambling and social gaming slots software. Ciaran Hickey, who heads the firm‚Äôs high-growth technology group, assisted the sellers of Gamer Network with its sale to ReedPOP.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Fintech

Within: Fintech

Technology experts David Naylor and Shaun Lowde jointly head the practice at Wiggin LLP, which specialises in advising fintech companies and platforms on commercial, corporate and regulatory work. Lowde advised Vizolution, which provides screen-sharing solutions, on various commercial contracts with financial institutions, and along with Gurminder S Panesar acted for iPipeline on commercial and regulatory matters. Naylor continues to advise RightIndem on corporate and commercial matters. Additionally on the corporate side, Benjamin Whitelock assisted InMotion Ventures with its investment into By Miles. David McLeish advised Safecharge on gambling regulatory matters. Other clients of the department include iGo4, Worldpay and Parity Technologies.

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