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Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Nicola Evans

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Corporate

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Nicola is a partner in our Corporate Group in London, advising clients on all corporate finance transactions, particularly cross-border transactions. She has acted for major listed and private companies on public and private M&A, joint ventures, demergers and restructurings as well as both primary and capital raisings. Recently, Nicola has firmly established herself as a leading light in the insurance sector, working closely on the firm's relationships with several key insurance clients.


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Within: M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Counting energy, technology, financial services, real estate and insurance as key sector strengths, Hogan Lovells International LLP provides an ‘excellent service’, which is ‘always responsive with practical/commercially aware advice’ and ‘compares very well with the competition, including magic circle firms’. ‘The team has a broad spectrum of industry and sector knowledge’, and is ‘always trying to push the deal forward’. Ben Higson heads the firm’s London M&A offering. Higson ‘is excellent, as are his team; commercially aware, pragmatic and strategic’; his focus is in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors, with a growing specialism in the Japanese market. Senior M&A partner Steven Bryan – who is praised for his ‘strong energy industry knowledge’, as well as for his ‘transactional expertise and communication skills’ – advised Brookfield Business Partners on the acquisition of a 85% stake in Greenergy. Other highlights included Maegen Morrison handling AB InBev’s various divestments arising from its takeover of SABMiller, including its €7.3bn disposal of the latter’s businesses in several Eastern European states, and Nicola Evans advising AXA on its £295m disposal of Bluefin Insurance Group to Marsh & McLennan. Sarah Shaw joined from Allen & Overy LLP.

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