Ben Cockerill
Partner, Perth
I specialise in advising financiers and borrowers in relation to debt financing, corporate and acquisition financing, property and construction financing, and debt reconstruction matters.

I am currently a Partner in MinterEllison’s Melbourne office, where I am practice group head of the Melbourne and Perth Finance teams.

My clients know me as easy-going and attuned to the importance of delivering a commercial, timely and cost-efficient service. I am always focused on getting the deal done while protecting my clients’ interests.

Career highlights

  • A bank syndicate – advised on providing finance to a listed debt recovery group
  • Peet Limited – acted in relation to the group’s syndicated corporate financing and financing for its property development projects
  • A bank syndicate – assisted with providing acquisition facilities to the recently delisted Calibre Group, including most recently in relation to the acquisition of Diona engineering contractors
  • Market City – advised the financier of the successful bidder to acquire the entities that hold Market City, which was the first acquisition in the Government of Western Australia’s asset sale program
  • National Australia Bank – currently serves as MinterEllison’s national client relationship partner
  • Consistently ranked as a leading finance lawyer by Best Lawyers