You are here

Will Nevin


Will is a partner in the banking and finance division in London with expertise in acquisition financing.



Will has over 15 years experience in a wide variety of financing transactions with a focus on acquisition and leveraged finance.  He has represented clients from both the bank and major sponsor/borrower sides.

He advises clients on syndicated loans and has participated in numerous significant restructurings and cross border deals in a wide range of sectors including automotive, industrials, mining, oil and gas, security, technology and telecommunications. 

Will is a key part of Herbert Smith Freehills' global finance practice which covers all finance, capital markets and debt disciplines. Will helps his clients on high-end, bet-the-company deals, and advises borrowers and lenders on a range of acquisition and leveraged finance deals.

His work reflects London’s status as a global financial centre undertaking premium cross-border transactions for international clients. He works with market-leading blue-chip clients: on the lender side major international and investment banks, whilst on the borrower side advising some major sponsors and a significant proportion of FTSE 250 companies.

Clients regularly describe Will as very hands on, putting in a huge amount of work to get the transactions over the line and coordinating a skilled team very well, making complicated matters run smoothly. Legal 500 2015 described Will as ‘thorough, clear and commercial’. 

Will has advised:

  • CACIB and Unicredit on the £452 million bridge facility for the public-to-private acquisition of Poundland by Steinhoff
  • BNP Paribas and the other arrangers on  the €110 million senior facilities for the acquisition of Palacios by the Carlyle Group
  • BAT on a US$4.7 billion term loan facility to finance the subscription for additional shares in Reynolds American Inc. in connection with the acquisition by Reynolds American Inc. of Lorillard
  • Cipla Limited on the $550 million facility for its acquisition of Invagen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Exelan Pharmaceuticals
  • Deutsche Bank, Citi, HSBC and other senior lenders on the debt restructuring of PT Axis Telecom Indonesia

Latest insights

Related content

21st February 2022
LIBOR has almost been consigned to history for new transactions. However, there are still some...