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Ben Jones, Partner

Ben Jones


Co-Head of Global Tax

Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Corporate
  • Crypto assets
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Financial services
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Tax planning and consultancy
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms

Practice notes

Ben is Head of the London Tax Group and has significant experience advising on a wide range of national and international corporate tax matters.

He advises on all tax issues associated with M&A transactions, reorganisations, equity and debt fund raising, investment and expansion activities, commonly on a cross-border basis. His practice focusses on transaction structuring and tax advisory matters, with particular experience advising private equity, financial institution and energy sector clients.

Ben also has particular expertise and experience advising M&A and tax insurance underwriters on tax risks as part of W&I/R&W and specific tax risk policies, an area in which Ben has been active for over 10 years.

Ben’s recent experience includes advising Rolls-Royce on the £500m sale of its commercial marine division to Kongsberg Gruppen ASA; advising Shell on the $329m sale of Shell Exploration and Production Oman Limited to Indian Oil Corporation; advising Cynergy Capital Limited on its £103m acquisition of Bank of Cyprus’ UK banking operations; advising insurance sector clients such as AIG, Zurich, Aviva and HCC Tokio Marine on tax risk insurance policies; advising listed asset management business Gresham House plc on the establishment of a series of private equity and investment funds; advising blockchain solutions provider 20|30 Limited on the first ever FCA regulated equity ICO; advising the Chinese National Nuclear Corporation on its investment in the £16bn development of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.

Ben regularly provides expert commentary on tax issues in the international press, with interviews on the BBC and Bloomberg TV and coverage in the Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian, The Financial Times, the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune and Reuters amongst other publications.

Ben also lectures tax professionals on taxation issues at King’s College, London and the University of Law, and regularly contributes articles to national and international taxation publications.

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