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Nicholas Holman


Nicholas Holman
English, German
Practice Group

Nick Holman co-leads our Investment Funds Group and is proud that he has spent his entire professional career at the firm. 

Nick has extensive experience across a broad range of alternative investment funds, and advises both fund managers and institutional investors. As well as being ranked by Chambers UK legal directory in the elite group of real estate fund lawyers, he is also recognised widely for his work on the launches of infrastructure, private equity and credit/debt funds. Nick is very focused on ensuring that both he and his team provide thoughtful advice that is tailored for each situation. He is immersed in the funds industry, advising fund associations in both the US and UK on a range of business-critical matters. He is often asked to impart his detailed knowledge and experience by speaking at key industry conferences and seminars, both nationally and globally. Nick picked up the 'Funds Team of the Year' trophy at the prestigious 2015 'The Lawyer' Awards for his work advising on the launch of a truly innovative debt fund. The award was even more satisfying because the fund in question is focused on bringing off-grid power to very poor communities in the developing world; using his fund structuring skills to make a difference is something Nick is passionate about, whether working for social entrepreneurs, development banks or other impact investors.

'Provides strong advice underpinned by sound understanding of the legal framework and applied to the unique circumstances'

Legal 500

Representative experience

Advising IFC and Shell Foundation on launch of Africa/Asia focused renewable energy fund, The Lawyer: Funds Team of the Year 2015.

Advising Threadneedle Asset Management on establishing Low Carbon Workplace Fund, UK real estate fund formed as joint venture with Stanhope plc and The Carbon Trust.

Advising BlackRock Investment Management on groundbreaking merger between BlackRock UK Property Fund and RREEF's UK Property Funds to create UK's largest property unit trust.

Advising Aberdeen Asset Management on the establishment of a range of global infrastructure funds.

Advising Foundation Investment Partners and FastTrack Investment Partners on the establishment of their private equity businesses and the launches of their first funds.

Advising InfraRed Capital Partners on the launch of a £500m secondary infrastructure fund

Advising Prudential M&G on establishment of funds investing in range of asset classes, including private equity, infrastructure, real estate, real estate debt, and corporate debt.

Advising Shore Capital on the launch of Brandenburg Realty, a Guernsey fund investing in residential real estate in Germany.

Advising the liquidators of Saad Investments Company on a portfolio sale of more than 30 private equity fund interests.

Education and admissions


  • LLB (Law and German), University of Bristol


The Lawyer Awards, Funds Team of the Year


Leading Individual

Chambers UK

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