Benjamin Crawford

Benjamin Crawford


Benjamin’s practice is focused on cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures and complex shareholder and commercial arrangements across a number of industries, with extensive experience advising Chinese companies and investment funds on their global outbound transactions and multinational corporates on their Chinese inbound investments. 

He advises across a number of sectors, though has developed significant experience advising on transactions involving the financial services, TMT and ENR sectors.

Benjamin trained in the firm’s London office and has worked in the firm's Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai offices. He is admitted to practice in both Hong Kong SAR and Victoria, Australia and speaks, reads and writes Mandarin Chinese.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • The Law Society of Hong Kong
Next generation Partner: Benjamin Crawford
Legal 500, China, 2022, Corporate/M&A



Solicitor, Hong Kong, 2014

Registered Foreign Lawyer, Hong Kong, 2009

Lawyer, Victoria, Australia, 2008


LLB (Hons) BA (Chinese), The University of Melbourne, Victoria, 2006


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.