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Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Corporate (London).


Corporate partner at Addleshaw Goddard LLP in London. Nick specialises in private and public M&A and other corporate transactional work, such as joint ventures and reorganisations.


Trained Linklaters; qualified 2000. Partner Addleshaw Goddard 2011.


The Edinburgh Academy; Newcastle University 1993-96; College of Law, York 1996-97.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m

(Leading individuals)

Nick PeareyAddleshaw Goddard

The ‘highly responsive‘ and ‘technically excellent‘ team at Addleshaw Goddard works closely with dozens of FTSE 250-listed entities on a significant volume of corporate transactions, ranging from public takeovers to private equity-driven M&A. Under the leadership of the ‘outstandingChris Taylor, the sizeable team is noted for its capabilities in multi-jurisdictional matters, advising key domestic and foreign companies from the worlds of real estate, energy, consumer goods, gaming, and financial services. Taylor – who also heads up the Africa Business Group – is a key port of call for many of the firm’s emerging market-focused clients, with recent highlights including a number of joint ventures in the renewable power and infrastructure arenas. The corporate group fields a deep bench of talent that includes the likes of Nick Pearey, an expert in takeovers and ECM transactions; Simon Wood, a ‘completely dedicated’ mid-market M&A advisor; and senior partner Charles Penney, ‘an exceptionally safe pair of hands‘ who clients turn to for his deep knowledge of mainstream corporate finance. Turkey group head Elvan Hussein is praised for her capabilities in cross-border M&A, as well as her niche expertise in high-growth tech and fintech companies. Financial services sector co-chair Hugh Lauritsen is routinely sought out by numerous leading commercial banks for assistance in major strategic acquisitions and divestitures. Nordics-focused Ann Grewar joined the team from LOGOS legal services in September 2021.

London > Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap

Known for transactions involving AIM and Main Market listed companies, Addleshaw Goddard provides experience in acting for issuers, financial advisers, brokers, financial intermediaries and investors across a range of industry sectors. The firm is recommended for its ‘great technical expertise, especially in Takeover Code matters’. Private and public M&A specialist Nick Pearey leads the team that includes the ‘extremely diligent and pragmaticGiles Distin, who has ‘expert knowledge of the public market rules’. Distin focuses on transactions involving UK listed companies and advising on UK PLC regulation and compliance.