Ashley Ballard

Partner, London


Ashley Ballard brings cross-border, cross-sector experience to challenging corporate and corporate finance transactions.


As a valued resource for clients engaged in domestic and cross‑border mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and buyouts, Ashley's wide ranging transactional experience sees him advise clients on multibillion dollar deals, to complex transactions requiring an innovative approach.

Ashley's work involves developed and emerging markets including the UK, continental Europe, the CIS, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, and across a variety of industries in particular, banking, oil and gas, electronics and aviation.

Ashley has acted for numerous international banks, multinational corporations and governmental entities, including AnaCap, Banco Itaú, Boeing Inc., Bunge, Celestica, Eton Park Capital Management, Gallup, GMAC Residential Capital, Goldman Sachs, Hess Corporation, Rolls‑Royce, Trafigura, UniCredit and Zurich Insurance.

Ashley works out of our London office. He has previously worked in the Milan, Prague and, most recently, Istanbul offices of White & Case. Ashley served as Head of Corporate in London for 5 years until 2015.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
Law Society Finals
London Guildhall University
Economics and Politics
University of Durham


Brammer Plc
Representation of Brammer Plc on its recommended GBP 221m public offer by Advent International and the implementation of it by way of scheme of arrangement.

International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Representation of International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, on its USD 215 million equity investment in Ronesans Holding, one of Turkey's largest construction and infrastructure companies.

BBVA and Garanti Bank
Representation of Spanish banking group BBVA and Garanti Bank Turkey on the sale of Garanti Bank Moscow to Sovcombank.

Trafigura and Puma Energy
Representation of Geneva headquartered Trafigura and Puma Energy on numerous joint ventures and investments.

Hess Corporation
Representation of Hess Corporation on the sale of its Russian upstream operations via a competitive auction process to Lukoil for USD 2.1bn.

Boeing Inc
Representation of Boeing Inc on its joint venture with Singapore Airlines Engineering Company to provide industry-leading engineering, repair and maintenance services for Boeing airplanes.