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Ben McLaughlin
Ben McLaughlin
Baker & McKenzie

+ 61 2 8922 5342

Ben McLaughlin, a partner in the Sydney office of Baker & McKenzie, handles public and private mergers and acquisitions for leading international and Australian companies. Ben has worked on major acquisitions in Australia and the US and is recognised by Euromoney as "one of the world's leading mergers and acquisition lawyers."

Practice Focus

Ben's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities and capital markets transactions. He advises on corporate governance and is often instructed by company directors in respect of directors' duties.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acting in an off-market buy-back for a major Australian producer. 
  • Advising on multi-billion dollar takeovers by way of schemes of arrangement. 
  • Advising on large-scale acquisitions in the pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors. 
  • Advising on the off-market and on-market takeover of a major Australian resort complex. 
  • Advising boards of company directors in relation to their duties and obligations.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission - Corporate Finance Committee
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors - Law Committee
  • American Chamber of Commerce - Trade & Government Committee
  • Certified Practicing Accountant of Australia


New York~United States (1992)
Queensland~Australia (1987)
New South Wales~Australia (1987)


University of Sydney (1994)
New York University (1991)
University of Queensland (1986)
University of Queensland (1981)

Baker & McKenzie, an Australian Partnership, is a member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein.
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