Ashley Ballard | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Ashley Ballard
Ashley Ballard

Ashley Ballard

Partner, London, Istanbul

T +44 20 7532 2128 (London)

T +90 212 354 2020 (Istanbul)


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Ashley Ballard brings cross-border, cross-sector experience to challenging finance deals.


A valued resource for clients engaged in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and buyouts, Ashley's wide-ranging transactional experience enables him to unravel the complex issues involved in breaking into new markets.

From multibillion-dollar deals, to complex transactions requiring an innovative approach, Ashley supports clients from industries as diverse as banking, oil and gas, mining, aviation and electronics. His track record has attracted major clients including government entities, multinational corporations and well-known financial institutions.

Ashley is able to guide clients wherever they undertake their business transactions. His work crosses the developed and emerging markets, including the UK, continental Europe, Africa and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Bars and Courts

  • Supreme Court of England and Wales


  • Law Society Finals, London Guildhall University
  • BA, Economics and Politics, University of Durham


  • English


Guaranty Trust Bank plc

Representation in its US$104 million acquisition of a 70 percent stake in Fina Bank Limited, through the acquisition of existing shares from existing shareholders and a subscription of new shares in Fina Bank.


Representation on the auction sale of its Russian subsidiary Samara-Nafta to Moscow-based energy giant Lukoil for $2.1 billion.

The Boeing Company

Representation on a variety of international joint ventures.

Banco Itaú BBA International, S.A.

Representation of the Portuguese credit institution on the successful transfer of its European wholesale banking operations from Lisbon to London through a "merger by absorption" under The Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007.


Representation of one of Europe's leading commercial banks, on the creation of a dedicated automotive bank in Russia in a joint venture with auto manufacturers Renault and Nissan.

Eton Park International LLP

Representation of the US-based hedge fund and private equity firm on the acquisition of Ruch S.A., a large chain of retail kiosks in Poland.

Brammer plc

Representation of the FTSE 350 services company on its cash box placing, in connection with the acquisition of Buck & Hickman from Travis Perkins.

Goldman Sachs (Whitehall Fund)

Representation on its acquisition of the Pokrovsky Hills real estate development in Moscow from Deutsche Bank and AIG.

Celestica Inc.

Representation of a Toronto and New York listed EMS multinational, in connection with unrelated transactions in the UK, Italy, France, Poland, Holland, Germany and Czech Republic.


Representation on various joint ventures and commercial arrangements.