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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 Financial Industry Group with experience of a wide range of domestic and cross-border finance transactions. Nicholas has represented a number of financial institutions, investment funds, sponsors, regulators and borrowers on large scale leveraged financings, investment and sub-investment grade syndicated loans and asset/receivables based loans across a number of industry sectors.

Prior to joining Reed Smith Nicholas spent over four years at Addleshaw Goddard where he trained as a solicitor, including a six month secondment to the Hong Kong office of Johnson Stokes & Master and a nine month secondment to Lloyds Banking Group in London. Nicholas has also completed an eleven month secondment at Barclays.

The independent legal directory, The Legal 500 UK, 2013, recommends Nicholas alongside Phillip Slater and Leon Stephenson as ‘great people and fantastic business partners’. Nicholas is also featured in Thomson Reuters’ first ever 2013 London Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Employment History

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