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Nick Hutton



Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

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Nick has a broad corporate/commercial practice. He specialises in transactional, corporate and commercial law with particular reference to the energy, insurance, commodities and transport industries. His practice spans a wide range of areas, including national and international mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; private equity transactions; regulation (both international and UK); capital markets (issues of debt and equity); and complex international restructuring.

He advises boards of public and private companies on corporate governance and compliance issues. He has considerable experience of the UK and international anti-money laundering and financial sanctions regimes.

In March 2018, Nick was named as "Star" practitioner by market research company Acritas. The Star nominations are based on interviews with more than 4,300 senior in-house counsel around the world, who were asked to identify the best lawyers they had worked with in the previous year. Clients praised Nick's professionalism, knowledge, creative thinking, willingness to help and availability. "He is able to give simple answers that everybody can understand," said one client. Another said that Nick is "calm under a crisis" and that you can always "trust the advice that he is giving".

Nick is qualified in England and Wales.

Recent work includes:

  • Advising Asia Coal Energy Ventures Ltd on its successful $200 million offer on the London Stock Exchange for Asia Resource Minerals plc (formerly Bumi plc).
  • Advising a European group on the acquisition of a majority interest in a Mauritian company owning oil storage terminals in Mozambique.
  • Advising over 100 shareholders in a leading London insurance intermediary on the sale of their shares to a private equity house.
  • Advising a UK group on restructuring their investment in agricultural land in Russia.
  • We are working with clients across our international network to help them minimise the impact of COVID-19 on their business and to prepare for what's next. To find out more, visit our dedicated Covid-19 hub.


The London office is the firm's largest, with over 250 lawyers.

It offers the full range of services that HFW provides globally, with partners from the London office working closely with all the other HFW offices, as well as in many jurisdictions around the world. HFW moved to its current premises in September 2008, having previously been in nearby Lloyds Avenue for almost 100 years.

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