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Nicholas Rees

Nicholas Rees


Nicholas Rees

Nicholas Rees specialises in domestic and cross-border acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, private equity transactions and minority investments.

Nicholas acts for financial investors and corporate clients in a range of sectors, with a particular focus on Real Assets.

  • Nuveen on its acquisition of Glennmont Partners, one of Europe’s largest renewable energy fund managers
  • CK Asset Holdings Limited on the acquisition of the holding company of 5 Broadgate in the City for £1 billion
  • CK Asset Holdings Limited on its recommended offer for Greene King plc (£4.6 billion)
  • Singapore headquartered investment company on its acquisition of a minority stake in LeapFrog Investments, the emerging markets asset manager
  • Knight Frank LLP on their global partnership with Cresa Global Inc.
  • the Official Receiver on the disposal of the UK and Dutch assets of British Steel to Jingye Group
  • GECAS on its strategic joint venture with Israel Aerospace Industries to establish a passenger-to-freighter conversion programme for Boeing 777-300ERSF aircraft
  • Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, on its investment into Vertical Aerospace Ltd., an electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) manufacturer.

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Wales, Cardiff (LLB, First Class Honours) 1993
  • Bristol University (LLM, Distinction) 1996
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1999
  • Partner since 2010
  • Clifford Chance Moscow (Head of M&A/PE) 2011 to 2015

Awards and citations

  • Endorsed as a Notable Practitioner.
    IFLR 1000 2020