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Nick is a consultant and corporate lawyer specialising in private equity transactions.

Nick is a consultant in Herbert Smith Freehills’ Private Equity group in Australia which is consistently rated by Chambers Global as a leading private equity law team in Australia.

His clients operate in industries including financial services, manufacturing, engineering, construction, pharmaceuticals, distribution, retail, IT, health services, food and agribusiness.

Nick has acted for a range of leading private equity investors including Advent, Archer, Catalyst, CHAMP, Champ Ventures, Lazard, M H Carnegie, Platinum Equity and Wolseley as well as for management teams in relation to their participation in buy-out transactions.

Nick’s private equity and other mergers and acquisitions experience includes transactions involving:

  • Just Jeans
  • Pacific Brands
  • Repco
  • Taverner Hotel Group
  • Carnegie Wylie
  • Pilkington Glass
  • Peters Foods
  • Spotless
  • Olex Cables
  • Monash IVF
  • Adairs retail group
  • Aperio Group
  • Hi-Fert
  • Ezibuy
  • John Holland Group


Nick graduated in law from the University of Cambridge and worked in private practice in London before moving to Australia.

Nick is consistently recognised as a leading mergers and acquisitions and private equity lawyer in publications including Best Lawyers and Chambers Global.