Originally trained in Hesketh Henry’s commercial property team, Ben re-joined the firm’s commercial group after 7 years working as a corporate lawyer in South East Asia. Prior to his return to New Zealand, Ben was a senior associate in the Singapore corporate and M&A practice group of international law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP, specialising in cross border M&A and foreign direct investment deals into Myanmar and the wider region. Ben’s legal experience and extensive business network in South East Asia compliments and adds depth to Hesketh Henry’s growing Asia Practice.
Ben advises on a range of corporate and commercial transactions including M&A transactions, foreign investment, joint venture arrangements, corporate governance matters, commercial licencing and other business regulatory issues.
In addition to his corporate and cross border M&A expertise, with an early grounding and extensive experience in NZ property law, Ben has advised real estate developers, hotel operators and other property investors on acquisitions, commercial development, disposals, leasing and other property related work across New Zealand and South East Asia.
Ben has been a member of the judges panel for the PropertyGuru Myanmar Property Awards since 2015.
Ben is a founding member and former director and secretary of the New Zealand Myanmar Chamber of Commerce.