Nick Moore focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), investments, joint ventures, strategic advice and corporate restructurings, with a particular focus on the telecom, media and technology sectors. He has spent many years advising clients on complex cross-border transactions across the globe. Nick has been recognized by leading legal directories including Chambers Global and was described by The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa as "a superb corporate lawyer."
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Nick was a partner in the corporate practice of another leading international law firm based in London. He has 20 years of experience in the emerging markets and spent five years as a partner in the Moscow office of his previous firm.
Nick has advised clients on complex cross-border transactions around the globe, including: advising clients on establishing and investing in new jurisdictions (including China Telecom, TATA, TUI Travel, Sojitz, Hershey, Tabcorp and Global Eagle Entertainment). He has particular interest in the telecoms and technology sectors, including work for Telefónica Spain, O2, China Telecom and Virgin Connect. Nick’s experience in the financial services and fintech sector covers banks, investment banks and insurers, including TSB on its separation from Lloyds, Williams & Glyn on its proposed separation from RBS and some of the largest ever transactions in the UK insurance market including the merger of Allied Zurich and Zurich Allies to create Zurich Financial Services and the acquisition by Swiss Re of GE's UK business. He has a track record in high stakes contentious M&A in the emerging markets, including advising Onexim Holdings on its £11 billion split from Interros Holdings and the resulting division of assets and advice to Renaissance Capital and A1 on portfolio acquisitions and special situations across Africa and Eastern Europe.
Represented Telefónica Spain on its agreement to sell Telefónica UK (O2) to Hutchison Whampoa, parent company of UK telecom operator Three, for consideration of approximately £10 billion
Represented CBRE on the acquisition of the Johnson Controls global property consultancy business for approximately US$1.5 billion
Represented Tata Motors on the Russian aspects of its US$2.3 billion acquisition of Land Rover and Jaguar from Ford Motors
Represented AbbVie on aspects of its $55 billion unsolicited, then agreed, takeover offer for Shire PLC
Resolution on its £3.6 billion acquisition of Abbey National’s life businesses and associated £1.5 billion rights issue
Represented Swiss Re on the UK aspects of its US$6.8 billion acquisition of GE Insurance Solutions
Represented Pacific Equity Partners on the auction sale of leading technology and infrastructure provider Xtralis to Honeywell International, Inc. for approximately US$400 million
Represented TSB Banking Group PLC on its establishment and separation from Lloyds Banking Group and its IPO, including the largest ever UK bank outsourcing
Represented Claris Lifescience on the sale of its global injectables business in India to Baxter for US$625 million
Represented Goldman Sachs European Special Situations Group on various European portfolio investments including Tinkoff Credit Systems, a leading provider of retail deposits through a high-tech branchless platform
Represented Tabcorp Holdings on its Sunbets joint venture in the UK with News International
Represented a shareholder in McLaren Technology Group Limited and McLaren Automotive Limited on the disposal of interests in those companies
Represented Vue Cinemas on various portfolio acquisitions in the UK
Nottingham Law School, England, 1994, Legal Practice Course
University of Nottingham, England, 1991, Bachelor of Laws, LLB (Hons)
England & Wales (Solicitor)
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Lower Mid-Market Deals, £50m-£500m, The Legal 500 UK (2020)
Ranked, Chambers Global (2016)
Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2019, 2020)