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Ben Spiers
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CityPoint | One Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9HU EN
 
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Ben Spiers is a leading mergers and acquisitions attorney, focusing on public and private M&A, securities and corporate restructurings. He has advised a number of clients on complex cross-border transactions across the globe. Ben has also been recognized as a leader in his field by Chambers UK.

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Work Highlights
  • HP Enterprise on the sale of its software division to Micro Focus plc for £8.8 billion 
  • Softbank on its £24.3 billion acquisition of ARM Holdings 
  • Telecity on its £2.3 billion acquisition by Equinix
  • Honeywell International on its agreement to purchase the Elster division of Melrose Industries for £3.3 billion
  • BT on its £12.5 billion acquisition of EE, UK’s largest mobile operator
  • Axel Springer on its sale of the Daily Mail and General Trust’s jobs website to StepStone
Accolades
  • Chambers UK – Corporate/M&A: High-End Capability
Education
  • The College of Law, Chester, 1993
  • University of Oxford, 1990 Pure and Applied Biology
Admissions
  • England and Wales 1995

Ben Spiers is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s London office and a member of the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice. Ben’s practice focuses on public and private M&A, securities and corporate restructurings, with a particular focus on the telecom, media and technology sector. He has spent many years advising clients on complex cross-border transactions across the globe.

Experience prior to Simpson Thacher, includes representing:

  • HP Enterprise on the sale of its software division to Micro Focus plc for £8.8 billion 
  • Softbank on its £24.3 billion acquisition of ARM Holdings 
  • Telecity on its £2.3 billion acquisition by Equinix
  • Honeywell International on its agreement to purchase the Elster division of Melrose Industries for £3.3 billion
  • BT on its £12.5 billion acquisition of EE, UK’s largest mobile operator
  • Axel Springer on its sale of the Daily Mail and General Trust’s jobs website to StepStone
  • Invensys plc on the disposal of its Rail division to Siemens AG and its subsequent takeover by Schneider Electric
  • Air Products and Chemicals Inc. on the sale of its Continental Europe Homecare business to The Linde Groupe of Germany for £590 million
  • Vallares on its merger with Turkish oil company Genel Energy International
  • Vodafone on its agreement to sell its entire interest in China Mobile Limited for £4.3 billion
Ben received his BA Hons degree from the University of Oxford in Pure and Applied Biology and completed a law conversion qualification and law school at the College of Law in Chester. He is admitted to the Law Society of England and Wales.

 

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