Ben Berry

Ben Berry

Senior Associate

Ben has experience advising across a wide range of derivative products and asset classes as well as in relation to stock lending and repo transactions and works extensively with industry documentation supporting and facilitating such trades.

Ben regularly advises on the enforceability of netting, set-off and collateral arrangements, whether constituted under industry documents or otherwise, and regularly assists with the establishment of such arrangements for capital, compliance and other purposes.

A key focus in recent years has been on assisting clients to comply with global regulatory standards relating to uncleared OTC derivatives.

In particular, Ben has acted on various large-scale projects relating to the implementation of compliant variation and initial margin arrangements and was involved in industry initiatives developing collateral documentation to meet the requirements of margin rules.



Solicitor, England and Wales, 2012


LLB, University of Lancaster, 2008

Legal Practice Certificate, The College Of Law, London, 2009

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.