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Benjamin Chouka (Ben)


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  • University of California, Los Angeles (LL.M. 2015, with a focus on securities regulation; Masin Family Academic Excellence Award); Second State Exam (bar exam equivalent, Düsseldorf, 2008); First State Exam (J.D. equivalent, Ruhr University Bochum, 2005)

Bar Admissions

  • California and Germany (Düsseldorf Bar Association)


  • Regional Court, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (2005-2007)

Ben Chouka has represented a variety of clients in M&A and private equity transactions as well as growth equity financings for more than eight years. Ben's practice is also focused on cross-border deals in the technology, health care, and energy sectors. In addition to his transactional work he frequently advises public and private companies on internal restructurings, corporate governance, and general corporate housekeeping matters. Representative clients include SAP, KKR, Western Digital, Total, Minted, AGIC Capital, Triton Partners, Dignity Health, E.ON, and ThyssenKrupp.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Ben was a senior associate at an international law firm in Düsseldorf, Germany, where he was a member of the private equity sector group. During his more than five years with this firm, he advised public companies, private equity funds, and large family-owned businesses on cross-border M&A transactions and strategic alliances in the United States, Germany, and throughout Europe. Ben complemented his international experience with a client secondment in the M&A department of a major international financial institution in Dubai, where he advised from the in-house perspective on mergers and disposals in various Middle Eastern jurisdictions.

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