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TOWER BRIDGE HOUSE, ST KATHARINE'S WAY, LONDON, E1W 1AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3060 6000
Fax:
Fax 020 3060 7000
DX:
600 LONDON CITY
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Web:
www.rpc.co.uk

Nigel Collins

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 3060 6627
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk/people/nigel-collins
RPC

Work Department

Corporate - M&A

Position

Partner, Head of Japan Desk. Nigel is a senior corporate lawyer with extensive experience and a deep cultural knowledge of Japan and Japanese business.

Focusing on a broad range of work including acquisitions, disposals, investments, joint ventures, restructuring and general corporate, Nigel advises a wide range of leading Japanese corporates across multiple sectors and geographies. 

He is fluent in Japanese and maintains a wide ranging and extensive network of contacts both in the UK and Japan.

Career

Solicitor at Harrison Clark 2005 to 2006; Solicitor and Associate at Wragge & Co 2006 to 2013; Senior Associate, Legal Director, Partner at RPC 2013 to date.

Languages

Japanese

Education

Coventry University (LLB Hons) (2003), College of Law Birmingham (2004).

Leisure

Kendo and cycling.


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

Within: M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

RPC¬†'s¬†‚Äôs ‚Äėquick, well-equipped‚Äô team is ‚Äėvery committed to meeting deadlines‚Äô. The firm has acted on a number of high-profile transactions in the retail and technology spheres, with¬†Nigel Collins¬†acting for Hitachi on the acquisition of Temple Lifts and¬†Karen Hendy¬†acting as lead advisor to Sports Direct International on its disposal of the sportswear brand Dunlop and related wholesale business for $137.5m to Sumitomo Rubber Industries. Hendy also advised Dialog Semiconductor on its share buyback programme, split into ‚ā¨38m and ‚ā¨75m tranches. The team remains strong in the insurance sector, with¬†James Mee¬†and private equity specialist¬†David Wallis¬†acted as lead counsel to Citynet Insurance Brokers, as well as its management and selling shareholders, on the sale of the broker to Carlyle-backed PIB Group. Insurance sector expert¬†Matthew Griffith¬†has previously assisted Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group with the sale of Thistle Insurance Services to PIG Group.¬†Anthony Shatz¬†and senior associate¬†Paul Jenkins¬†are ‚Äėquick thinkers‚Äô with ‚Äėvery good people skills‚Äô.

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