Ben Annable


Ben Annable

Ben Annable, Legal Director, Corporate

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Benedict is a corporate lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, with a particular interest in real estate related transactions including structuring, acquisitions and joint ventures. Benedict has advised a wide range of multinational clients from different industry sectors. Examples of client companies include CB Richard Ellis, Mariana Capital Markets, Capcom Limited, Delancey, Manhattan Loft Corporation, Capital & Counties Properties Plc and Quotient Bioresearch.

Benedict joined the Firm in May 2010 from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and speaks Russian and French.

Benedict also spent nearly 2 years acting as in-house counsel for Brookfield Properties.

Key Experience

Examples of recent transactions include advising:

  • Mariana Capital Markets LLP on its joint co-operation arrangement with Gilliat Financial Solutions, the structured products business of Arbuthnot Latham & Co., Limited.
  • a UK investment firm on a joint venture for the development of student housing
  • a Singaporean investor on the acquisition of a UK property owning SPV
  • Capcom Limited on various acquisitions and investments in the Nigerian telecoms sector
  • a UK developer on joint venture arrangements for the development of an area of a major UK city
  • Manhattan Loft Corporation on its involvement in the Chiltern Street Hotel
  • a UK investment bank on a joint venture investment for the development of a UK office property
  • Quotient Bioresearch on the disposal of various divisions including the sale of Quotient Clinical to Bridgepoint Development Capital
  • Matterhorn Capital on the sale of Earls Court & Olympia

Career History

Legal Director, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, Mishcon de Reya
Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya
Associate, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP
Associate, Coudert Brothers
Qualified, Coudert Brothers
College of Law, Chester PgDL and LLP
Durham University BA (Hons) Russian