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Nicholas Williams

Nicholas Williams



  • Nottingham Law School, 2004, LPC, with Distinction
  • University of Warwick, 2003, LLB, (Hons)

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • England and Wales

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court - England and Wales

Nicholas is a Partner in the Private Equity practice. His practice focuses primarily on the leveraged finance market, advising on acquisition and leveraged finance facilities, corporate facilities and debt restructurings in the European mid-market and upper market. His clients include private equity sponsors, corporates, banks, alternative lenders and other financial institutions. Nicholas also has substantial experience advising sponsors and asset managers on the financing of private equity real estate transactions.

Nicholas has experience of a range of financing structures from revolving credit facilities to senior leveraged facilities, unitranche loans, first loss/second loss structures, second lien facilities and mezzanine facilities.

The independent legal directory, The Legal 500 UK, 2013, recommends Nicholas alongside his colleagues as ‘great people and fantastic business partners’. He is consistently recognised as a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers directory and was also recently featured in Financial News’ Top 40 under 40 in the legal profession.

Reed Smith’s finance team was nominated by Private Debt Investor in 2015 for European “law firm of the year”.

Employment History

  • 2010 - Reed Smith
  • 2005 - Addleshaw Goddard
  • 2004 - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Corporate Paralegal