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Benjamin Shaw

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Practice Areas

Ben has a busy practice which is divided equally between litigation and transactional work covering company law, corporate insolvency and restructuring and general commercial litigation and arbitration. Ben’s transactional work has included both creditor and member schemes of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006, numerous reductions of capital and other reserves for listed public companies and cross-border mergers under the Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007. Ben also has experience of advising on a wide range of company and corporate governance issues.

In recent years, Ben’s litigation practice has included instructions in some of the most significant large-scale insolvencies, including Lehman, MF Global and Kaupthing. In 2013, Ben acted for the respondent companies in Prest v Petrodel, the landmark decision on piercing the corporate veil.


Called Lincoln's Inn 2002.

Professional Memberships

COMBAR, Chancery Bar Association.


Co-author of "The Law of Majority Shareholder Power" (2nd edition, 2017) published by Oxford University Press.