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Nick Purnell

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Nick Purnell

Nick Purnell

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Nick Purnell

Nick Purnell

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Nick is a corporate lawyer with over 20 years of experience.  He carries out domestic and international corporate, M&A, joint ventures, fund raising/investment transactions and large scale outsourcing and commercial work. 

Nick advises across a range of sectors but has particular expertise in the marine and shipping sector and the cash/ATM/payment systems sector.

Experience
  • Transport and logistics (including marine/ports and aviation/airports)
    • Marine/shipping/trade
      • Advising owners on the $1.6bn financing of 5 ice class LNG carriers for use on the Yamal LNG project
      • Advising Oaktree on the acquisition of ship manager OSM
      • Advising off shore services company Deep Ocean on restructuring
      • Advising P&O on the acquisition of port services business in the Ukraine
      • Advising Sinochem Energy on certain English law aspects of its proposed $2bn HK listing
      • Advising Seaco on container leasing transactions
    • Aviation
      • Advising airlines on GDS and commercial projects (Singapore, Kenya, LOT, SAS)
      • Advising airports on corporate, commercial and technology matters
    • Logistics
      • Advising BOC on the outsource of its industrial gases transportation operation
      • Advising Exel/DHL/Deutsche Post on warehouse outsourcing transactions
  • Cash/ATM/payment services
    • Cash
      • Expertise on BoE NCS rules, VAT on cash services, FCA critical outsource functions, liability for cash, cash insurance and trust structuring arrangements
      • Advising G4S on major cash centre outsourcing transactions with Lloyds, Santander, Nationwide, Clydesdale, Danske Bank, Allied Irish Bank
      • Advising G4S on bullion outsource transaction with Deutsche Bank
      • Advising G4S on FX outsource transaction with MoneyCorp
    • ATM
      • Expertise on liability undertakings, duress, title transfer
      • Advising Cennox on the acquisition of Diebold Nixdorf's UK business
      • Advising RFCL on a strategic investment in it by Brinks
    • Payment services
      • Expertise on MiFIDII, AIFMD, AML directives
      • Advising Choice Money on regulatory matters including in relation to new international payment service product launch
      • Advising Sonect on TPR
  • Other key sectors
    • Green economy
      • Advising on a range of projects (from multiple battery tech projects to a food waste/animal feed generation project)
    • Gaming
      • Advising gaming development and gaming tech companies on game distribution and M&A
    • Technology
      • From data centres, to semi conductor multinational to various transportation tech clients
    • Hotels
      • M&A and JV work (acting for investors, brokers and operators).  Recent transaction for the £120m sale of hotel in Copenhagen

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Expertise

Nick is a corporate lawyer with over 20 years of experience. He carries out domestic and international corporate, M&A, joint ventures, fund raising/investment transactions and large scale outsourcing and commercial work.

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