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Nick is a corporate partner based in London, and is renowned for his public M&A experience. He spent two years between 2008 and 2010 at the UK Takeover Panel as a senior case officer, where he was involved in all major decisions and policies made during that time. Nick’s other main areas of practice include private mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, restructurings, joint ventures, demergers and equity financings. In addition to his time at the Takeover Panel, he has spent time working in-house at Schroder Salomon Smith Barney (now Citi) and in the firm’s Hong Kong office.

Recent deals including advising :Unilever on the successful defence to the US$145bn approach from Kraft-Heinz; SABMiller on the recommended US$108bn offer by AB InBev, the fourth largest takeover in the world (and the largest ever of a UK company); Amec Foster Wheeler on the recommended £2.2bn offer by John Wood Group; Schneider Electric on its £3.4bn acquisition of Invensys; Kazakhmys (now called Kaz Minerals) on the £3bn offer by a consortium for Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation; Delphi Automotive on its recommended £1bn offer for Hellermann Tyton; Greene King on its £770m acquisition of Spirit Pub Company; and Ophir Energy on its London listing and subsequent capital raisings and takeovers of Dominion Petroleum and Salamander Energy.


Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Trainee Linklaters (including a five-month secondment to Linklaters Hong Kong) 1997-99; solicitor corporate finance department Linklaters, London (including a five-month secondment to the legal department of Schroder Salomon Smith Barney (now Citi), London in 2001) 1999-2003; managing associate corporate finance department 2003-06; partner 2006 to date (including a two-year secondment as Secretary to The Takeover Panel 2008-10).


University of Cambridge (1995 BA (Hons) Law First Class); College of Law, York (1996 LPC Distinction).