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Ben Skelton

Ben Skelton

Special Counsel

To make an appointment, please contact Karen Cameron karen.cameron@tompkinswake.co.nz

Qualifications : LLB, BCom, University of Otago, MBA, London Business School.

Ben has over 20 years of legal and commercial experience across a wide variety of industries - including accounting, banking, commodities, consumer goods, funds management, mining and oil exploration, start-ups, tobacco, and telecommunications. He is a passionate New Zealander, who has worked as an advisor, investor, or director for companies operating in America, Angola, Australia, Bermuda, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, England, France, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, the Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Ben combines his experience to help provide pragmatic and business focused advice to help clients succeed. He provides clear, plain English, advice and is constantly seeking innovative ways to deliver value.

Ben has an MBA from the London Business School, a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago, and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

Areas of expertise

  • Banking and Finance
  • Consumer Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Energy Sector - Oil, Gas, Electricity
  • Mining and Resources
  • Telecommunications
  • Private Equity and Investment Funds



Sector Knowledge