Ben Johnston

Partner, Ōtautahi | Christchurch

BA, LLB (First Class Hons), University of Otago


d: +64 3 335 1230

m: +64 27 489 2826


Ben is an experienced commercial lawyer, with particular expertise in company, securities and finance law, with a significant track record of advising on complex commercial transactions. Ben also regularly advises on insolvency and restructuring matters. He has worked in New Zealand and London and advises a broad range of clients including listed companies, corporate co-operatives, registered banks, local authorities, insolvency advisers and private businesses and has acted on a number of high-profile projects and transactions.

Ben provides timely and strategic commercial legal advice and enjoys helping his clients prosper. He likes to understand the internal and external context in which his clients operate – the ‘big picture’ – enabling him to give tailored and meaningful advice.

Ben is a member of the Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association of New Zealand (RITANZ) and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. Ben is also a director of The Lawlink Group.

Ben has been recommended in a number of leading legal directories as a banking, finance and insolvency lawyer. He is based in Anderson Lloyd’s Christchurch office.