Benjamin Walker


Ben advises on a wide range of domestic and cross-border commercial transactions including takeovers, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, capital raisings, joint ventures, mining operational agreements.

He practices primarily in the areas of corporate, commercial and energy and resources law. Ben has conducted and coordinated comprehensive compliance and due diligence programs in those areas and has experience in drafting, negotiating and advising on share and business sale agreements, shareholders’ agreements, constitutions, due diligence reports and Australia's foreign investment regime.

Ben is also the pro bono coordinator associate for A&O Shearman’s Perth Office and takes a lead role in the office’s pro bono and community investment initiatives.


Pro bono

The Centre for Reproductive Rights providing advice relating to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Right.

Valued Lives Foundation providing advice relating to its corporate structure.

Forest Peoples Programme providing advice relating to international forest conservation practices.

Villa Kitty Foundation providing internal general corporate advice.


  • 30 Under 30 Award, Winner in the Mergers and Acquisition category, Lawyers Weekly, 2024



Admitted as a Solicitor, Western Australia, 2021


Bachelor of Laws, University of Notre Dame, 2020

Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), University of Notre Dame, 2020

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.