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Benjamin Lyon

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

London, , GBR

Benjamin Lyon is an English and New Zealand-qualified international counsel in the Corporate Department and a member of the firm's Financial Institutions Group. He focuses on corporate transactions in the insurance industry, including mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance and insurance regulatory advice, as well as all other aspects of corporate law with significant experience in acting on a wide range of public and private mergers & acquisitions, capital markets transactions, joint ventures and other transactions both in the UK and internationally. He regularly advises insurers, corporates, financial institutions, private equity clients and investment banks.

Mr. Lyon joined the firm in April 2012. He graduated from Auckland University in 2002 with degrees in Law and Commerce (Finance and Accounting). Mr. Lyon was admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 2012 and a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2002.

Prior to joining the London Office, Mr. Lyon worked as a senior in-house counsel at a major international financial institution focusing on all legal aspects of the institution's investment banking activities, and previously worked for a leading international law firm as a senior associate in the corporate team from 2006 until 2010.

Mr. Lyon is a frequent author and speaker on legal developments affecting the insurance industry. He is the co-author of “UK and European Insurance Regulatory Developments,” PLI Webinar (February, 2017); “Brexit For Re/Insurers: One Month On,” CEE Legal Matters (September, 2016); “Insurance and Investment Management M&A Deskbook,” Practising Law Institute (2015) and “The EU Solvency II Regime For Insurers: An Update On Implementation,” FC&S Legal (May, 2015) and “The Final US Basel III Capital Framework,” Practical Law Company (August 2013).

Mr. Lyon is a member of the UK Chartered Insurance Institute and the British Insurance Law Association.


  • University of Auckland, 2001, B.Com
  • University of Auckland, 2001, LL.B.

Bar Admissions

  • High Court of New Zealand
  • Solicitor, England & Wales
Benjamin Lyon is associated with the following items:
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio UK and European Insurance Regulatory Developments, Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Audio Only On-Demand Web  Audio Only On-Demand Web UK and European Insurance Regulatory Developments - UK and European Insurance Regulatory Developments, Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts UK and European Insurance Regulatory Developments - UK and European Insurance Regulatory Developments, Wednesday, March 01, 2017

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