Benjamin Farrow is an associate in the Private Equity/Mergers & Acquisitions group in Weil’s Silicon Valley office. He participates in the representation of public and private companies in a variety of transactional matters, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, private equity transactions, and cross-border matters.
Prior to joining the Silicon Valley office, Mr. Farrow was an associate in the Business Finance and Restructuring group in Weil’s New York office. There, he represented both debtors and creditors in all aspects of domestic and international corporate restructurings and re-financings. He has experience with teams advising clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, airlines, automotive, high tech, oil and gas, and financial services.
While in New York, Mr. Farrow’s involvement in Weil’s significant debtor representations included:
- Takata Corporation, a global automotive supplier in connection with its agreement to sell substantially all of its assets to Key Safety Systems for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $1.6 billion, which will be implemented through simultaneous global in-court and out-of-court restructurings, including a chapter 11 in the United States and Civil Rehabilitation Proceeding in Japan;
- CHC Group Ltd., a global helicopter services provider operating on six continents with more than 220 aircraft at the time of its chapter 11 filing in the restructuring of its approximately $3.1 billion of liabilities, including a new capital raise of $300 million;
- Pacific Andes International Holdings Limited, a Chinese integrated seafood conglomerate with three publicly listed companies in Hong Kong and Singapore in connection with its chapter 11 cases to restructuring approximately $1.7 billion in debt;
- Vantage Drilling Company, an ultra-deep-water oil and gas offshore drilling company, in its prepackaged chapter 11 cases to restructure more than $2.5 billion in senior secured debt; and
- Endeavour International Corporation, a Houston-based oil and gas exploration and production company with approximately $1.2 billion in funded debt obligations.
Mr. Farrow also represents, on a pro bono basis, a number of low-income clients in housing and immigration matters.
Mr. Farrow received his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada. He received his undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Mr. Farrow attended Carleton on a Chancellor’s Scholarship, and graduated with High Distinction and a specialization in aerodynamics, propulsion, and vehicle performance.