Nicholas Holman

Nicholas Holman


Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7296 2000

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, German

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

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

Legal 500

Nick Holman co-leads our Investment Funds team 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 recognized 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..

Awards and recognitions


Leading Individual, Band 1, Investment Funds: Real Estate
Chambers UK


Leading Individual, Band 1, Investment Funds: Real Estate
Chambers Europe


Leading Individual, Band 1, Investment Funds: Close-ended Listed Funds
Chambers UK


Leading Lawyer Investment Funds
IFLR 1000 UK


Leading Individual, Band 4, Investment Funds: Private Equity
Chambers UK


Leading Lawyer, Investment Funds
IFLR 1000 UK


Leading Individual
Chambers UK

Education and admissions


LLB (Law and German), University of Bristol

Representative experience

Advising Prudential M&G on establishment of numerous funds investing in a 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 InfraRed Capital Partners on the launch of a £500m secondary infrastructure fund.

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

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

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.

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