Speaker Profile

Benjamin Newland

King & Spalding

Benjamin Newland is a partner in King & Spalding’s New York and Dubai office.  His practice covers a broad range of real estate, corporate and finance matters, with particular emphasis on real estate investment and financing transactions, joint ventures, private company M&A and Shari’ah-compliant transactions.  Mr. Newland also has extensive experience in investment fund formation, 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 a leading transactional and fund-formation lawyers. Chambers Global 2014 quotes one client as saying “He’s outstanding - an innovative thinker who is extremely helpful and goes the extra mile.”  The publication also notes that he is “well regarded for M&A, private equity and fund formation mandates,” and states that clients praise his “dedication and sheer business knowledge and intellect.”

Mr. Newland is a frequent speaker at private equity industry events, and has written extensively on emerging markets private equity.  Prior to joining King & Spalding, Mr. Newland 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 Mr. Newland was an associate with the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.

Mr. Newland 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.  Mr. Newland is a member of the American Bar Association and is admitted to practice in California, Georgia and New York.

He serves on the steering group for the International M&A and Joint Venture Committee of the ABA’s International Law Section.

Previous Speaker Events:

ABANA Conference Call: Investing in Saudi Arabia: Innovations and New Developments, May 2015

Profile as of 07/19/2017