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Baker McKenzie, Nick O’Donnell, London, ENGLAND

Nick O’Donnell

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Nick O'Donnell is a partner in Baker McKenzie's corporate department in London. He has over 15 years' experience advising on a wide range of corporate finance transactions and is recognized in his field by The Legal 500. He has spent time on secondment with Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Macquarie and Mubadala. Although London based for the majority of his career, he has previously been located in Abu Dhabi and New York. He regularly publishes articles, and has been quoted and interviewed on the press and TV, on matters relating to the London market. Nick advises on a wide range of public and private acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and equity capital markets transactions. He has acted on many of the headline transactions in the London market and has a particular focus on transactions involving listed companies.


Trained Allen & Overy LLP; qualified 2001. Partner 2012. Nick trained with Allen & Overy LLP and qualified into their corporate department in London in 2001. In 2006 he was promoted to senior associate. Whilst with Allen & Overy, he advised on a wide range of public and private acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and capital market transactions. From 2009, Nick was based in their Abu Dhabi office where he specialised on advising significant regional investors on international joint ventures and international capital markets transactions. In 2011 he joined Baker McKenzie's London office where he focuses on public company work, M&A and capital markets. In 2015 he returned from an 8 month senior role secondment supporting the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in London. He has also spent time on secondment with Mubadala, Morgan Stanley and Macquarie. Publications of note include: 'GDR migrations to premium listings: an emerging trend?' (PLC, June 2012) and 'Shareholder activism: coping with the rising tide' (PLC, January 2014). Nick has made a number of media contributions in the area of equity capital markets, for example, recent quotes in "Financial News" and being interviewed on CNBC.




American Bar Association - International Law and Practice Section; Law Society of England & Wales - Member


College of Law, Guildford, Legal Practice Course (LPC) 1999; University of Durham and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Law with European Legal Studies LLB (ELS) (Hons) 1998; Elizabeth College, Guernsey Special and Advanced Papers 1993.


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