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Slaughter and May

Living Wage
ONE BUNHILL ROW, LONDON, EC1Y 8YY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7600 1200
Fax:
Fax 020 7090 5000
DX:
11 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.slaughterandmay.com
Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London

Simon Nicholls

Tel:
Work 020 7600 1200
Email:
Slaughter and May

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner specialising in corporate finance, general corporate, merger and acquisitions, equity capital markets and commercial.

Career

Trained Slaughter and May; qualified 1998; partner 2005.

Member

Fellow of the Association of Costs Lawyers; practitioner member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers; member of the APIL Costs and Funding Special Interest Group.

Education

Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School for Boys; Corpus Christi College, Oxford (BA BCL).

Leisure

Football, golf, boxing, cooking and natural history.


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Nicholls - Slaughter and May

Within: M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+

Slaughter and May specialises in high-value M&A work for high-profile clients, predominantly in the FTSE350 range. Indicative features of the firm's work include cross-border transactions across a host of sectors, with  retail, pharmaceutical and media clients all represented over the last year.  In the media sector, senior partner and 'statesman' Steve Cooke led as the firm advised Walt Disney on English law aspects of its $85bn acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Sally Wokes , a partner since 2015,  advises on a broad range of corporate transactions in both the public and private markets, and has handled high-profile mandates in the retail and leisure sectors. In the telecoms sector, Roland Turnill was the lead name, alongside Susannah Macknay, on Vodafone's $18.4bn acquisition of certain operations of Liberty Global. Also recommended are David Johnson and Andy Ryde, who co-heads the practice with Turnill, in addition to Simon Nicholls , who acts for both publicly listed companies and private companies on corporate transactions. The 'fantastically smart' Francesca Harris, an associate in the corporate department, also comes highly recommended, having worked with Ryde on a high-value acquisition by DS Smith. The firm saw a number of retirements this year, including M&A heavyweights Nigel Boardman and William Underhill, although David Watkins returned to London from the Hong Kong office.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Slaughter and May's client list ranges from some of the largest international life sciences companies through to start-ups, universities and research institutions, as well as investors, and it counts GlaxoSmithKline as a key client. It provides multi-jurisdictional cover and is especially adept in the realms of corporate/M&A and finance deals where it provides a 'flawless' service.  David Johnson spearheads corporate and commercial transactions together with Simon Nicholls. Susie Middlemiss takes on contentious and non-contentious IP matters.

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