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Russell McVeagh

Ben Paterson

Auckland City, New Zealand Asia-Pacific Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
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Corporate/Commercial - New Zealand

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Ben Paterson frequently advises in relation to private equity transactions and is also active with regard to public M&A deals. He is based in Auckland and is described by a client as "very hard-working, responsive and commercial."
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Ben is a key dealmaker for Russell McVeagh, with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures and overseas investment. Ben has acted on a number of significant and complex financial transactions, providing high quality legal advice to large scale, high-profile private equity and corporate clients, including Pacific Equity Partners, CPE Capital, Carlyle, The Riverside Company, Fonterra and Lion. He is one of New Zealand's leading experts on the NZ foreign direct investment regime and has been heavily involved in significant changes to the regime as well as providing advice to off-shore clients. He recently advised Fonterra on its $552 million sale of its dairy farms in China and its $633 million sale of DFE Pharma to CVC, and Advent International on its acquisition (through its portfolio company Industria Chimica Emiliana) of New Zealand Pharmaceuticals.

Career

Ben joined Russell McVeagh in 2008 and progressed to partner in 2017.

Professional Memberships

Ben is a member of the New Zealand Private Capital Association and the Australian New Zealand Sports Law Association.

Publications

Ben is a regular contributor to Russell McVeagh's thought leadership on foreign investment and M&A, and has recently co-authored the New Zealand chapter of the Chambers and Partners 2021 Private Equity Guide.

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Level 30, Vero Centre,

48 Shortland Street,

PO Box 8

DX CX10085

Auckland City

Auckland

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Private Equity 2021 in New Zealand

Authors: Ben Paterson, Cath Shirley-Brown, Lance Jones

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