Of Counsel

Amsterdam + 31.20.305.4216 London + 44.20.7039.5236

Ben Fox has been at the heart of the Dutch loan market since 2001, where he has worked on a number of the largest and most complex financings. He has advised lenders (banks, funds, and alternative capital providers) and corporate borrowers on a wide range of loan products. As an English law qualified lawyer, many of Ben's deals have an international element, and he also has developed a significant Dutch domestic practice.

Ben's experience covers investment-grade corporate loans, acquisition financing, public bid financing, secured asset and real estate-backed lending, structured senior and mezzanine loans, trade and commodity financing, and bespoke debt structures for specific projects, with experience at the origination, refinancing, recapitalization, and restructuring stages of transactions.

Additionally, Ben has played a significant role in the development of the market standards for legal documentation for European private loan agreements.


  • Alternate investment firm obtains $100 million secured facilitiesJones Day advised a leading alternative investment firm in connection with a $100 million secured holdco back leverage facility secured against its interests in certain portfolio companies.
  • Aurelius acquires three European paper mills from Sappi Limited in complex pan-European carve-out transactionJones Day is advising Aurelius in the acquisition of three European paper mills from Sappi Limited.
  • Avient acquires DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day advised Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in the $1.485 billion acquisition and financing of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • SHV Energy forms joint venture with KEW Technology to develop renewable dimethyl ether (rDME) production plantsJones Day advised SHV Energy N.V. in the formation of a joint venture with KEW Technology to form Circular Fuels Ltd., which will leverage KEW's proprietary advanced gasification technology to develop renewable dimethyl ether (rDME) production plants worldwide. Circular Fuels Ltd was set up by SHV Energy and KEW Technology with the intention of being transferred to SHV Energy and UGI International's industry joint venture as soon as that is established.
  • U.S. Steel closes €300 million sustainability linked revolving credit facilityJones Day advised U.S. Steel Košice, s.r.o., a wholly owned subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation and one of the largest integrated steel producers in Central Europe, on its entry into a €300 million sustainability linked revolving credit facility with a syndicate of lenders led by ING Bank N.V.
  • AGIC Capital sells Fotona to Vitruvian Partners LLPJones Day advised AGIC Capital ("AGIC") as Dutch counsel on the sale of Fotona, a leading medical laser focused EBD company, to the international equity firm Vitruvian Partners LLP.
  • Smithers acquires SspJones Day advised The Smithers Group in the acquisition of Red Knot B.V. and SSP Analytical Services B.V., providers of loading and discharge supervision, weight / tallying control, sampling, sample preparation and laboratory testing and trade verification services.
  • Solmax acquires TenCate GeosyntheticsJones Day advised Groupe Solmax Inc. (Solmax), the global leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, and its shareholders (including institutional investors Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec and Fonds de Solidarité FTQ), in connection with Solmax’s acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics Holding B.V., a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics, from Dutch conglomerate Koninklijke Ten Cate (Royal Ten Cate, the Netherlands), and advised on the related senior secured financing to support the acquisition.
  • Catawiki raises €150 million investment led by PermiraJones Day advised Catawiki B.V., Europe's leading curated online marketplace for special objects, on a €150 million investment, led by Permira through its Growth Opportunities Fund.
  • Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V. provides secured financing to FIBR CapitalJones Day advised Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V. in connection with a loan-on-loan financing provided to FIBR Capital Ltd., a UK-based provider of finance solutions to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
  • Largest Cineworld shareholder refinancesJones Day advised Global City Theatres B.V., (GCT), the largest shareholder of Cineworld Group plc (Cineworld), Regal in the U.S., as lead counsel on its debt refinancing and related capital market aspects.
  • Ad hoc group of senior secured lenders advised in landmark restructuring of the syncreon groupJones Day acted for the ad hoc group of senior secured lenders in the landmark restructuring of the global logistics syncreon group which was implemented via English Schemes of arrangement, with chapter 15 recognition in the U.S. and CCAA recognition in Canada.
  • ABN AMRO, DBS Bank, HSBC, and United Overseas Bank provide sustainability-linked US$650 million revolving loan facility to Louis Dreyfus Company Asia Pte. Ltd.Jones Day represented ABN AMRO Bank N.V., DBS Bank Ltd., HSBC, and United Overseas Bank Limited, as mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners, ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and DBS Bank Ltd., as sustainability coordinators, and each of the lenders in connection with a sustainability-linked US$650 million revolving loan facility provided to Louis Dreyfus Company Asia Pte. Ltd.
  • AURELIUS sells Solidus Solutions for €330 million (US$375.6 million)Jones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the full shop auction sale of the Solidus Solutions group to funds advised by Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
  • BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV arranges financing for SD WorxJones Day advised syndicate members BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV and ING Belgium NV/SA in the repayment of the financing by SD Worx Staffing & Career Solutions - Holding NV and the release of the security interests related thereto; and the amendment of the financing by BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV and Belfius Bank SA/NV of SD Worx Holding NV and the accession of two SD Worx group entities, as guarantor.
  • Syndicate consisting of Belfius Bank, BNP Paribas Fortis, ING, and KBC Bank provide credit facility to Mediahuis for acquisition of Independent News & MediaJones Day represented a syndicate of banks consisting of Belfius Bank SA/NV, BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, ING Belgium SA/NV, and KBC Bank NV in connection with a credit facility provided to Mediahuis, a Belgian newspaper publishing and broadcast media company, to finance the acquisition of Independent News & Media PLC, a media company located in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  • Gimv invests in Coolworld RentalsJones Day advised Gimv in its acquisition of a majority shareholding in fast-growing Coolworld Rentals, a full-service renter of cooling and heating equipment.