Ben focuses on providing practical and commercially sound advice to hospitality, real estate and corporate clients on international business transactions by advising on all aspects of the project development cycle. Ben's practice includes private equity financings, joint ventures, start-ups, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, all aspects of real property development (including retail, industrial, office and residential projects) management and license agreements, and advising on various transaction structuring and project operational issues.
He currently advises leading real estate and hospitality and leisure companies across the Asia Pacific region on all aspects of development and operations, including niche areas such as property funds, retail developments, timeshare, fractional ownership, REITS and branded residences, and has become the ‘go-to’ individual in Thailand, Myanmar and various other jurisdictions in Asia Pacific for several of the world’s largest hotel operating companies and hotel owners.
He has been included in Who’s Who Legal - Franchise 2015, and recognised as a notable practitioner numerous times in the corporate and real estate sectors in Thailand, Singapore and Myanmar by Chambers Asia Pacific and Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Clients commented that Clyde & Co's Hospitality practice which Ben leads in Asia Pacific is " 'a dominant practice in respect of hotel management'". Ben was also commented as "'an excellent lawyer with a very strong expertise in hotel management' and is arguably 'one of the best hospitality lawyers in South East Asia'."