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Nicholas Moore


Nick is a partner in our London office and focuses on M&A, investments, joint ventures and special situations with particular reference to the technology, media and telecoms sector



Nicholas is a corporate and M&A partner specialising in the technology, media and telecoms and financial buyers sectors.  He advises a range of major listed and other international companies on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, demergers and other corporate transactions and wider governance issues.  Nicholas has over 15 years' experience of advising on significant M&A and other corporate transactions including many high value, ground-breaking deals.  He has particular experience in Eastern Europe, having previously spent five years as a partner in the firm's Moscow office.

Nick's experience includes advising:

  • Telefónica SA on its agreement to sell Telefónica Europe (O2) to Hutchison Whampoa, parent company of UK telecom operator Three, for consideration of approx. £10 billion
  • CBRE (the global property group) on the acquisition of the Johnson Controls global property consultancy business for c.$1.5 billion
  • Pacific Equity Partners (the largest private equity house in Australia) on the auction sale of leading technology and infrastructure provider Xtralis to Honeywell International, Inc. for c.$400 mln
  • TSB Banking Group on its establishment and separation from Lloyds Banking Group and its IPO, including the largest ever UK bank outsourcing
  • Sonepar, the global leader in Electrical Distribution with operations in 40 countries and total turnover of + €16 billion, in relation to its agreement to buy the shares of Routeco Group Holdings Ltd, one of the leading distributors of industrial control and automation products and services in the UK


"Nick Moore has a great deal expertise of expertise advising clients on corporate matters in the Russian market having spent 5 years operating from the firm's Moscow office"
Chambers Global 2016

"A superb corporate lawyer"
European Legal 500 2011


Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Laws from Nottingham University in the United Kingdom. He joined the London office of Herbert Smith in 1998 and was promoted to the partnership in 2007, relocating to the Moscow office in the same year. Nick worked in the Moscow office between 2007 and 2012 and is currently based in London.