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Financial Services M&A Specialist Joins Paul, Weiss in London

April 24, 2024 Read the press release

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced today that Benjamin Wilkinson will be joining the firm as a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice in the Corporate Department, resident in London. Wilkinson advises insurers, financial and professional services firms and other private and public companies across a broad range of complex and cross-border transactions.

“Ben is a superb addition to our market-leading M&A practice and our growing London office,” said Paul, Weiss Chairman Brad S. Karp. “His deep expertise and impressive track record in the insurance and professional services sectors will enhance our ability to serve our clients on their most important and challenging matters.”

“Ben will bring valuable insights and perspectives to our clients across a wide range of industries and geographies,” said Roger Johnson, global co-chair of the M&A practice and co-head of the London office. “His arrival underscores our commitment to expanding our presence and capabilities in the UK and Europe, and we are delighted to welcome him to our team.”

Wilkinson has extensive experience advising on private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations and corporate advisory work. His recent representations include the establishment of Marco Capital by Oaktree; the sale of PwC International’s global mobility business to CD&R; AXA on the sale of AXA Life Europe’s offshore bonds business; Bank of America Merrill Lynch on the sale of CM Investment Solutions; and EY Global on the proposed separation of its audit and consulting businesses.

Wilkinson earned his LL.B., with first-class honors, from King’s College London. He is admitted to practice in England & Wales.

The Paul, Weiss Mergers & Acquisitions Practice works with leading private equity firms and many of the world’s largest, most prominent publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as financial advisors and other financial institutions and investors, on the full range of business-critical transactions.

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