vice president

Ben Depiazzi

Ben Depiazzi joined Flagstaff Partners in 2021. Prior to Flagstaff Partners, Ben worked in the public mergers and acquisitions team of a top-tier law firm and spent a year seconded to the Australian Takeovers Panel, where he worked on numerous high profile public mergers and acquisitions disputes and policy matters

Selected transactions and assignments include advising Alumina on its response to a scheme of arrangement proposal from Alcoa Corporation, advising the Board of South32 in relation to the sale of Illawarra Metallurgical Coal, providing a fairness opinion to the Board of BHP in relation to the merger between BHP’s Petroleum business and Woodside, advising BHP on unification of its dual listed company structure, advising BHP in relation to the acquisition of OZ Minerals, advising Boral on its response to Seven Group’s unsolicited takeover offer (2021), and advising Pact on its response to Kin Group’s unsolicited takeover offer

Ben holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia


[IPO of New Zealand’s Napier Port ($234m),

Mineral Deposits takeover defence of a hostile offer by ERAMET S.A. ($632m),

Norman Disney & Young’s acquisition by Tetra Tech,

sale of Qscan Radiology and formation of a new radiology joint venture ($200m),

Alumina Ltd.’s amendments to AWAC Joint Venture and

the Port of Melbourne Lease Transaction for the Victorian Government ($9.7bn)]

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