Ben is a Principal Associate in the Financial Services team.

Ben specialises in B2B asset finance & leasing and has advised banks, finance providers, lessors, lessees, brokers and trade bodies in connection with a diverse range of matters including:

  • General equipment leasing (operating and finance leases, short term and long term rental arrangements, hire purchase agreements, sale and lease/hire purchase back structures, asset refinancing, staged payment and pre-facility funding, and commercial loans).
  • Contract hire and vehicle fleet funding arrangements.
  • Sale, purchase and financing of receivables.
  • Stocking finance.
  • Block discounting.
  • Introducer and broker arrangements & disclosed/undisclosed agency funding structures. 

Recent experience includes:

  • Assisting a specialist asset-based lender in streamlining and updating their customer facing HP and lease documentation suite.
  • Assisting multiple automotive financial service providers in establishing contract hire and contract purchase product offerings.
  • Advising an electric vehicle provider in documenting the sale of contract receivables and related vehicles to a UK based specialised asset finance funder.
  • Advising a UK finance provider in connection with its disclosed and undisclosed product offerings relating to vehicle financing.
  • Assisting a finance provider in connection with the restructuring of its wholesale funding stocking facility.

Ben qualified into the Asset Finance team at Addleshaw Goddard in 2010 and remained there until January 2022, when he joined Shoosmiths.


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