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Nigel Read


Nigel Read

As a London corporate partner, Nigel Read has over 30 years experience of working on mergers & acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions across a wide range of industry sectors. He is well-known in the real estate sector, particularly REITs and hotels & hospitality. He also focuses on transactions in the energy and natural resources sector. He is the client relationship partner for a number of the firm's major corporate and investment bank clients and has significant experience in leading teams on large cross-border transactions.

Nigel is one of Hogan Lovells senior corporate finance partners and is named as a 'legal expert' in corporate, M&A law by Legal Business and a 'leader in corporate finance law' by Chambers.

Representative experience

Advising Ivanhoe Cambridge on the €420m sale of its European hotel portfolio to Apollo Global Management

Advising Constellation Hotels, a Middle Eastern private investment group, on the £301.5m acquisition of the InterContinental Hotel, Park Lane

Advising Morgans Hotel Group and Walton Street Capital on the £192m sale of the St Martins Lane and Sanderson hotels in London

Advising ExxonMobil on its U.S.$1.75bn sale of Mobil North Sea assets to Apache North Sea

Advising SEGRO on its £500 million rights issue and subsequently on its recommended takeover of Brixton and associated £250m placing and open offer

Advising Shaftesbury on its £150m rights issue

Advising Jefferies, Berenberg and Shore Capital on the flotation of Market Tech Holdings Limited, owner of the major Camden Markets, on AIM

Advising Barclays Bank S.A.U. on the €300m disposal of the assets and liabilities connected to 14 Spanish branches to Caja Rural de Castilla La Mancha.

Education and admissions


  • M.A., University of Cambridge, St Catharine's College, 1981


  • Member, British Property Federation
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