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Nick Williams



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Nick Williams



Nick is a partner in the Funds & Asset Management Group. He represents asset managers and institutional investors on a broad range of investment structures, including the structuring, establishing and management of private and public investment funds, joint ventures and funds of one. He also advises on secondary disposals of fund interests and other equity syndications, co-investments, carried interest arrangements, M&A and spin-outs of asset managers and fund financings.

He covers the full range of asset classes and has particular focus on real estate, infrastructure, energy, private equity and debt (whether direct lending or special situations).

Nick also advises on all the national and international regulatory issues affecting asset managers and their investment structures, including their internal compliance arrangements and responses to external issues, such as Brexit and Covid-19.

Clients recognises Nick is ‘fast off the mark, always calm, pleasant, and on top of the detail’ (Legal 500, Investment Funds). 

Experience highlights

News & insights

A coal power plant in Vietnam

Publications: 21 OCTOBER 2021

Indonesia passes carbon tax bill as part of GHG regulation effort

There are two important legislative developments in Indonesia as the country attempts to meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement. Indonesia’s House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat…

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An abstract geometrical green imae

Publications: 21 JUNE 2021

Cross-border fund distribution package: ESMAs final guidance on funds marketing communications

Pursuant to a requirement to do so under the Regulation on the cross-border distribution of funds (2019/1156) (CBDF Regulation), on 27 May 2021, ESMA published its final report on the Guidelines on…

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Exterior of a modern high rise building

Publications: 11 AUGUST 2020

Cross-Border Distribution of Collective Investment Funds

The regulatory landscape for marketing funds in Europe is complex due to the divergent approaches taken by the various Member States in implementing fund distribution and marketing rules. 

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Publications: 31 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: NAV issues in open-ended real estate funds

The Covid-19 pandemic and resulting government lockdowns have brought intense volatility both to financial markets and the real economy, and a sharp return of challenges that confronted asset managers…

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1995


LLB (Hons), University of Bristol, 1992

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