Nigel Thomas > Watson Farley & Williams LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Watson Farley & Williams LLP Offices
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FIRM’S CHAIRMAN AND A PARTNER IN THE MARITIME GROUP
Nigel has been a Partner at Watson Farley & Williams since 1988. He is also Chairman of the firm.
He specialises in international finance with an emphasis on shipping finance, commercial shipping and the offshore and cruise industries. He advises a number of players in, and financiers to, the shipping industry and has previously been Singapore and Oslo Office Head.
Nigel is recognised a leading shipping finance lawyer both for the UK and globally by Legal 500 UK.
Articled Norton Rose; qualified 1981; assistant solicitor 1981-82; manager, merchant bankers Lazard Brothers & Co 1982-87; partner Watson, Farley & Williams 1988; head of Oslo office 1988-93; head of Singapore office 1998-2001; head of international shipping finance group 2008.
French, Norwegian, German.
St Catharine s College, Cambridge (BA; MA); London Business School.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market
- Real estate > Environment
- Finance > Transport finance and leasing
- Dispute resolution > Commodities disputes
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)
- Industry focus > Hospitality and leisure
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas
- Transport > Shipping
- Finance > Trade finance
- Transport > Aviation
- Real estate > Construction: contentious
- Real estate > Construction: non-contentious
- Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap
- Employment > Immigration
- Dispute resolution > International arbitration
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Mining and minerals
- Real estate > Planning
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)
- Transport > Rail
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Employment > Employers
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Real estate > Property finance