Ben Witherall is an English-qualified corporate finance lawyer with more than 10 years of experience advising on private equity, M&A, and debt and equity capital markets transactions. He advises clients located throughout Asia, including Singapore, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and China, as well as U.S. and European clients on their Asia transactions.
Ben advises public and private companies, private equity funds, investors, and financial institutions on a wide range of corporate transactions including international and domestic mergers, acquisitions, disposals, investments and joint ventures, as well as public and private securities offerings, IPOs, block trades, debt security issuances, and secondary fund-raisings. He also advises fund sponsors and investors in the establishment of private equity and real estate funds and the portfolio investments undertaken by such funds.
Ben regularly works with start-ups, founders, venture capital funds, and investors on their venture fund-raising and investment transactions (seed, preferred series, and pre-IPO). As part of the Firm's Technology Practice, he advises clients on technology-focused transactions in the region.
Ben has recently worked with clients such as: UPL Limited, Greystar Real Estate Partners, CBRE Global Investment Partners, Procter & Gamble, OMERS Administration Corporation, ARA Asset Management, Redmart Limited, EDBI, Sigfox, Shapoorji Pallonji, Chevron, Deutsche Bank, Lodha Developers, Discovery Networks, Cardinal Health, Temasek, Edelweiss, Kotak Mahindra, JM Financial, Citigroup, and CLSA India, amongst others.
Prior to relocating to Singapore in 2014, Ben worked in the Firm's London Office for clients including ENRC, LondonMetric, Hansteen, Savills, British Land, Quixant, J.F. Lehman, Koch Industries, and GeoPost.
- BPP Law School, London (Legal Practice Course with distinction 2008); University of Sheffield (LL.B. in European, International and Comparative Law 2007)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and Registered Foreign Lawyer (Singapore)
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2020-2022) — "Next Generation Partner" in Corporate and M&A (Singapore-Foreign Firms) and Investment Funds (Singapore-Foreign Firms); (2021): "always timely and business-focused"
IFLR1000 (2020) — notable practitioner in M&A, Private Equity, and Technology & Telecommunications