Benjamin Newland

Attorney Profile

Benjamin has more than twenty years of experience as a business and legal advisor. As a partner in the Dubai and New York offices of King & Spalding, Benjamin advised clients on cross-border investments and financings, strategic alliances and joint ventures, fund formations, fund offerings, corporate restructurings, corporate governance and other business matters.

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Practice Areas

Mergers & Acquisitions; Corporate Matters; Investment Funds, Venture Capital; Real Estate

Representative Matters

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Advised Pacific LNG Operations of Singapore, as well as its Swiss controlling shareholder, on its over US$ 900 million sale to Oil Search Limited of certain natural gas assets in Papua New Guinea.

  • Advised Eastgate Capital on its acquisition of a substantial minority interest in Sigma Pharmaceuticals, a manufacturer of generic pharmaceuticals in Egypt.

  • Advised Eastgate Capital on its acquisition of a substantial minority interest in Avendus Financial, a financial services company in India.

  • Advised L Capital (the private equity arm of Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) on its acquisition of a significant minority interest in Bateel, a leading Middle East gourmet food retailer and café operator, including arranging a restructuring of Bateel’s operations through a Dubai International Financial Centre holding company.

  • Advised Seera Investment Bank on a leveraged acquisition of Kosan Crisplant Holding, a filler and distributor of liquefied propane gas cylinders based in Denmark.

  • Advised UPS on its acquisition and control of a United Arab Emirates based partner.