Nick Davies

Nick Davies
Managing Partner
Corporate/M&A, Private Capital and Private Wealth, Capital Markets, UAE Financial and Free Zones, Banking & Finance, Real Estate & Projects

Nick heads the SBL International business and is the managing partner of our UAE office. Nick has 20 years’ experience practising in Russia and the CIS, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. He is a qualified solicitor in England & Wales, Ireland, and the British Virgin Islands.

Nick principally advises on a broad range of corporate, capital markets and private capital matters, including public and private mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, private fund formation, equity and debt investments, business combinations, IPOs and rights issues, debt capital markets, and corporate and private wealth structuring. He also provides strategic advice, acting as a trusted advisor to his clients and coordinating the implementation of their international transactions and business priorities.

Nick practised for over ten years as a lawyer at leading Magic Circle law firms in London and Moscow and then as a partner with global offshore law firms based in Hong Kong and Dubai. Nick’s broad range of jurisdictional, geographical, and cultural experience means he is able to advise his clients on their most important and sensitive deals across the emerging markets.

Nick is ranked in all of the leading international law firm directories, with contributors noting that: “he is experienced in M&A mandates including take-privates, joint ventures and IPO matters” (Chambers & Partners); he is “a name to watch for his specialisation in mergers and acquisitions, de-SPAC business combinations and his advisory work”, “he provides excellent advice and is easy to work with” (Legal 500); and “the impressive Nicholas Davies offer expert advice combined with substantial understanding and experience of the commercial, legal and cultural issues associated with completing transactions in this area” (IFLR).