Ben Rusch is a Vice President at Consilio.
He is responsible for all managed review projects in Europe and Asia as well as leading the European and Asian recruitment teams.
Ben studied law at the University of Oxford where he won the Sir Adrian Boult scholarship 6 times in a row. He is admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales.
Prior to joining Consilio, he worked as an Associate for some of the world’s leading law firms. He qualified as a Solicitor with Herbert Smith (London) where he joined their Equity Capital Markets department upon qualification. He also worked as an Associate in the EU & Competition department of Ashurst in Brussels and as an Associate in the EU & Competition group of King & Wood Mallesons in London.
Ben has extensive experience in EU merger control and advised clients in the U.K., Taiwan, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, South Africa, Greece and Brazil on complex mergers across a wide range of industries. Cases before the European Commission include Case No COMP/M.5180 – Manitowoc/Enodis; Case No COMP/M.4966 – Cinven/Coor Management Services; Case No COMP/M.5051 – APW/GMG/EMAP; and Case No COMP/M.4961 – Cookson/Foseco.
While in private practice, Ben also dealt with multiple cartel investigations and was part of the legal team which, in the context of a worldwide, multi-authority cartel investigation, worked on one of the most high-profile leniency applications to date.
Ben set up competition law compliance programmes for two of the largest companies in Europe and advised non-EU law firms on EU leniency procedure. Ben also has a strong interest in risk arbitrage and advised 19 of the world’s largest hedge funds on risk arbitrage, EU merger control procedure and statistical modelling in an antitrust context.
Ben speaks fluent English, German and French as well as basic Greek.