Company: Russell McVeagh
Job title: Partner
Ben Paterson is a key dealmaker for Russell McVeagh, with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures and overseas investment. He has acted on several significant transactions providing high quality legal advice to large scale, high-value corporations on complex financial transactions. Paterson was admitted to the Russell McVeagh partnership two years ago, in December 2017, and has shown exceptional abilities in his handling of core responsibilities (becoming a mentor and go-to for many junior lawyers) as well as becoming a crucial part of the M&A team. His ability to balance both work and life has meant that his transparent approach is progressing the nature of the legal field as he brings his whole self to work. Many of Russell McVeagh’s staff have met his daughter, who recently turned one, as he brings her into the office regularly. Paterson has been recognised as a ‘highly regarded’ M&A and private equity lawyer by IFLR1000 in its recent rankings for 2020 (one of only two Russell McVeagh corporate partners to receive personal rankings) and has received outstanding feedback from clients through the IFLR process, with one literally noting that he is a ‘rising star’.