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Benjamin R. Newland

Benjamin R. Newland

King & Spalding LLP

Dubai & New York City, ARE

Benjamin Newland is a partner in King & Spalding’s Dubai office.  His practice covers a broad range of corporate and financial matters, with particular emphasis on strategic corporate transactions and joint ventures, including mergers, leveraged buyouts, sales and purchases of corporate and real estate assets and Shari’ah-compliant transactions. Benjamin also has extensive experience in investment fund formation, corporate finance transactions, corporate restructurings, privatizations, corporate governance advisory work and other business matters.  Both Chambers Global and The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa and recognize him as being one of the leading transactional and fund-formation lawyers in the Middle East.  One client reports: “He's outstanding - an innovative thinker who is extremely helpful and goes the extra mile.” (Chambers Global 2014)

Prior to joining King & Spalding, Benjamin co-founded and served as vice president of The Active Network (listed on the New York Stock Exchange before being taken private for US$ 1 billion by Vista Equity Partners), the leading internet resource for sports event registration, data management and marketing.  Upon graduation from law school he was an associate with the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.  Benjamin received his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School.  He received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Columbia University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  He is a member of the American Bar Association and is admitted to practice in California, Georgia and New York.


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