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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance
Nick Fletcher

Nick Fletcher

Of Counsel

Of Counsel
Nick Fletcher

Nick Fletcher specialises in corporate/commercial work, in particular acquisitions and disposals, general corporate finance, debt restructuring, flotations, equity issues and joint ventures. Over the past 23 years he has advised a number of international investors active in Poland including clients in the utility, engineering, pharmaceutical and financial sectors.

Nick has also advised on a number of private equity investments in a diverse range of sectors.

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  • NEPI on the merger between NEPI and Rockcastle with a combined market capitalisation of EUR6 billion, which resulted in the creation of the largest retail real estate company in Central and European Europe, and one of the largest in Continental Europe
  • a consortium of Cinven, Permira and MidEuropa on its US$3.253 billion acquisition of Allegro.pl and Ceneo.pl and related IP rights from Naspers
  • Warburg Pincus in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in Polish pharmacy chain Gemini
  • Mondelēz International, Inc. on the combination of its global coffee business with D.E. Master Blenders 1753 B.V. to create JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE), which is the world's leading pure-play coffee company with annual revenues of more than EUR5 billion

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Career and qualifications

  • Bristol University (LLB) 1983
  • Joined Clifford Chance, London 1985
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1987
  • Clifford Chance, Warsaw 1994
  • Partner since 1998
  • Managing Partner of Clifford Chance Warsaw, 1998–2008
  • Managing Partner of Clifford Chance Kyiv 2008-2009

Awards and citations

  • UK-qualified Nick Fletcher assists clients with cross-border transactions, particularly those involving the CEE region. His wide-ranging expertise encompasses the financial, pharmaceutical and engineering sectors.
    Chambers Global 2019, Corporate/M&A - Poland
  • Nick Fletcher is an English law-qualified partner based in the firm's Warsaw office. Interviewees praise his handling of private equity investments into the CEE region and describe him as "one of the most experienced cross-border M&A lawyers working between London and Warsaw."
    Chambers Global 2019, Corporate/M&A, Central & Eastern Europe
  • UK-qualified Nick Fletcher assists clients with cross-border transactions, particularly those involving the CEE region. His wide-ranging expertise encompasses the financial, pharmaceutical and engineering sectors.
    Chambers Global 2019, Corporate/M&A – Poland (Foreign Expertise in Central & Eastern Europe)
  • Warsaw-based Nick Fletcher is widely praised for his experience acting on cross-border acquisitions and divestments. He frequently acts for financial houses and strategic investors, and has particular knowledge of deals with a pharmaceutical or engineering element.
    Chambers Global 2018, Central & Eastern Europe, Corporate/M&A 
  • Nick Fletcher is a UK-qualified, Warsaw based practitioner with a wealth of experience in representing clients in deals involving CEE jurisdictions. He often advises international investors, including private equity funds that are active in Poland, CEE and Ukraine.
    Chambers Global 2018, Poland, Corporate/M&A
  • Nick Fletcher has a strong track record advising international investors on their Polish activities. He is particularly noted for his involvement in cross-border mandates spanning the CEE region. Clients praise him as a "highly experienced and seasoned lawyer." Of late, he assisted Warburg Pincus with the acquisition of a majority stake in Apteki Gemini.
    Chambers Europe 2017
  • Nick Fletcher is a UK-qualified practitioner with in-depth knowledge of the CEE market. His practice ranges from corporate transactions to private equity matters. He is frequently sought after by international investors active in Poland, the CEE region and Ukraine. Sources say he is "a very strong professional who stands for what he thinks and is very reliable." He recently assisted Warburg Pincus with the acquisition of a majority stake in Apteki Gemini.
    Chambers Europe 2017
  • Warsaw-based partner Nick Fletcher is noted for his focus on international investments into Poland, notably private equity transactions. His practice encompasses work across a range of sectors, including financial services, pharmaceuticals and engineering, and combines an English law qualification with local market knowledge. He recently advised Vistra, a portfolio company of private equity fund IK Investment Partners, on the buyout of regional corporate services provider Trinity Corporate Services.
    Chambers Europe 2016
  • UK-qualified Nick Fletcher concentrates on cross-border transactions, particularly those concerning international investment into Poland, the CEE region and Ukraine. Sources say it is "a stimulating and pleasant experience to work with him. He is an innovative and open-minded lawyer." He focuses on corporate and transactional matters and also advises private equity firms. He recently acted for AXA with its acquisition of BRE Ubezpieczenia for EUR136 million.
    Chambers Europe 2016
  • Nick Fletcher is known for his work with inbound investors on Polish private equity deals, particularly from Western Europe. His practice encompasses a range of industry sectors including financial services, pharmaceuticals and engineering. He recently advised corporate services firm Vistra on the buyout of its competitor, Trinity Corporate Services, which operates in six CEE jurisdictions. He is additionally qualified in English law.
    Chambers Europe 2016
  • Nick Fletcher is valued for his practical advice and experience of transactions across CEE. "He is very thorough and can quickly provide a solution to a complicated problem," reports a client. He is UK-qualified.
    Chamber Europe 2015
  • Nick Fletcher is widely reputed for his advice on transactional matters, in particular in the technology sector. He is also active on debt restructuring and joint ventures. He recently assisted Warburg Pincus with its investment in Inea, the fourth largest cable operator in Poland and the largest telecommunications operator in the Wielkopolska region.
    Chamber Europe 2015
  • Nick Fletcher is widely regarded for his expertise in transactions in the CEE region, and recently advised Kraft on its corporate restructuring in six countries. One source commented: "One cannot overlook him, his culture and experience. It is demanding and pleasurable to work with him."
    Chambers Europe 2014
  • Nick Fletcher "has a lot of experience in this sector and is very up to speed on English law," according to interviewees. He often advises on cross-border matters.
    Chambers Europe 2014
  • "A solid practitioner with broad expertise."
    Chambers Europe 2012