Ben Morton

Ben Morton


Leading the Perth office jointly with Mark Mendelawitz, Ben specialises in M&A transactional work with a focus on hostile takeovers and distressed asset sales.

Ben has worked on a variety of large scale M&A transactions including fund managers and property syndicates.


  • Bachelor of Laws (University of Western Australia)
  • Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia (1997)
  • Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

Recent matters include:


  • Negotiating and documenting the structure and acquisition of a $40m parcel of land involving two vendors, complicated financing and shareholder arrangements for the buyer and sophisticated planning issues
  • Assisting and advising a director through the winding up of a company so that he maximised his outcome in respect of guaranteed debts and realisation of assets
  • Negotiating and documenting the sale of mining services companyu2019s assets including patents and related assets to a Canadian based company
  • Assisting in the restructure of a financially distressed group of companies labouring under increased costs, unpaid tax debts, director guarantees and uncertain incoming work.

  • Documented new contracting work worth $30m and arranged new company structure