Ben Larkin's practice encompasses all aspects of corporate restructuring, turnaround, and insolvency. He has in-depth experience in real estate-related restructurings, particularly those with a development focus.
Ben is recognized as a leader in his field and is described by The Legal 500 as "exceptional" and is applauded by Chambers UK for his superior knowledge of the real estate sector. He has led significant cross-border restructurings in the telecom, pharmaceutical, and energy sectors. He acts for a wide variety of funds, investment banks, and corporations. Prior to joining Jones Day in 2014, Ben advised on high-profile cases such as TXU Energy, Le Meredien hotel group, and the Blue Bird Body Company (manufacturer of U.S. school buses).
Ben also has been featured in Chambers as a notable practitioner in the restructuring and insolvency sector, where clients say that he "really knows the risks and opportunities that distressed businesses face," explaining that "his understanding and experience help him get his clients what they need." He is regarded as an expert in infrastructure-related restructurings, with broader experience handling domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency mandates; clients say "he is brilliant at subject matter, tactics and negotiation."
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- The College of Law, Guildford; University of Huddersfield (LL.B. Hons. 1990, upper second class)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
"A tremendously bright and pragmatic lawyer who always puts the client first and who gets results" (The Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession)
"Hailed as a straight-talking and efficient lawyer with ‘excellent commercial acumen’" (Chambers UK 2012)
Praised for having great empathy with various stakeholder positions, "he understands where the issues lie and can see other points of view" (Chambers UK 2009)