Ben is an Associate in our finance team in the GCC.  He has been involved in a wide range of cross border deals, throughout the GCC and the UK, for a variety of clients across a number of different sectors, including energy, education and real estate.  Ben moved from the firm's Edinburgh office in September 2021. 

Ben has experience of both lender and borrower side matters, having acted for each on a number of transactions.  His lender side work includes acting for the major banks across the GCC as well mainstream and challenger banks in the UK.  Ben has also acted for borrowers, with experience of smaller clients involved in growth finance matters to larger, more established corporate clients.  

  • Advising UAE lenders in relation to the provision of USD 260,000,000 Islamic facilities to a national oil and gas company.
  • Advising the investors in a company specialising in oil and gas, subsea robotics in relation to putting in place emergency funding due to the effects of COVID-19.
  • Advising a UAE lender in relation to USD 500,000,000 credit facilities to a large multinational conglomerate.
  • Advising a UAE borrower in the telecommunications sector in relation to the provision of AED 2,300,000,000 and USD 400,000,000 conventional and Islamic term and revolving facilities;
  • Advising a UAE lender in relation to a £50,000,000 financing of a portfolio of hotel assets in the UK.
  • Advising a Qatar borrower in relation to a QAR 600,000,000 acquisition facility.
  • Advising a UK lender in relation to asset based lending facilities, totalling £50 million, provided to fund the acquisition of a UK based timber company.
  • Advising a Qatar lender in relation to Islamic and conventional facilities totalling QAR 3,3000,000,000 for a mixed-use real estate asset in Qatar comprising a shopping mall, hotels and leisure facilities.
  • Advising a borrower specialising in aviation logistics in relation to the refinancing of its senior term loan and revolving credit facilities totalling US$235,000,000 and £145,000,000 respectively.
  • Advising a UAE borrower on an AED 250,000,000 facility relating to school assets operated by the borrower.
  • University of Edinburgh – LLB Law (Hons) (2011-2015)
  • University of Edinburgh – Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (2015-2016)