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Benedict O'halloran

General Electric Corporate

London, , GBR


Ben O'Halloran is the General Counsel for European Transactions for the General Electric Company and also serves as the General Counsel for GE Corporate in the U.K.  His transactions work encompasses business acquisitions and sales, joint ventures and other strategic investment transactions around the world.  Ben also serves as the Lead Country Lawyer for GE in the U.K., responsible for coordinating certain activities of the legal teams in GE's various UK businesses. In this capacity, Ben has led GE's participation in government consultations relating to the U.K.'s Bribery Act.

Ben joined GE in 2002, after completing an M.B.A. at the INSEAD business school in France.  Prior to that, he worked as a senior associate in the London office of Mayer Brown & Platt, advising on project finance and M&A transactions. From 1994 to 1997 Ben worked in the management team of Salter Street Films, a leading Canadian television and film company. He was named a Vice-President in 1995, led the company's business development activities, launched and managed the company's successful international television sales subsidiary and produced film and television projects.

Ben graduated from Harvard University in 1988 with an A.B. (magna cum laude) in History.  He then studied law, receiving a B.A. in Jurisprudence from Oxford University in 1991 and an LL.B. from Canada's Dalhousie University in 1992. He completed his articles at Davies Ward & Beck in Toronto and qualified as a lawyer in the province of Ontario in 1993. Ben is also qualified as Solicitor in England & Wales.

When he is not at his desk handling M&A transactions, Ben enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities. He is also an active supporter of African Revival, a U.K.-based charity that undertakes grassroots projects to improve health and education in communities in Africa.

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