Nicola Evans

Nicola Evans


Email nicola.evans@​

Phone +44 20 7296 2861

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Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Described as "approachable and pragmatic" by Legal 500 UK, Nicola is a partner in our Corporate & Finance practice group in London, advising clients on all corporate finance transactions, particularly cross-border transactions. She has acted for major listed and private companies on UK public and private M&A, joint ventures, demergers and restructurings as well as both primary and secondary capital raisings. Recently, Nicola has firmly established herself as a leading light in the insurance sector, working closely on the firm's relationships with several key insurance clients.

She doesn't stop there - she's also changing the way Hogan Lovells thinks about business and social impact and has spearheaded the launch of Hogan Lovells' pioneering Business and Social Enterprise program (HL BaSE). The program not only changes perceptions about the business skills needed to provide clients with the legal solutions they require, but also introduces Hogan Lovells lawyers to the importance of social impact on the way the firm and its clients do business.

Awards and recognitions

approachable and pragmatic Legal 500 UK

Education and admissions


LL.B. (Hons), University of Edinburgh, 1992

Diploma in Legal Practice


Admitted as a lawyer in England and Wales

Admitted as a lawyer in Scotland

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, Scotland

Solicitor, England and Wales

Representative experience

Represented AXA on various transactions including the disposal by way of auction sale of Bluefin and HAPS.

Represented Prudential/M+G on various corporate acquisitions of real estate assets.

Represented Segro on its £1bn public takeover of Brixton plc.

Represented the Pears family on the acquisition of various hotels from the De Vere Group.

Represented Aviva on its acquisition of real estate assets by way of the acquisition of shares in various companies.

Represented Santander on the integration of the Alliance & Leicester business by way of a Part VII transfer.

Represented ICG-Longbow on various joint venture arrangements relating to real estate assets.

Represented CH2M Hill on its £120m acquisition of Halcrow Holdings Limited by way of a scheme of arrangement.

Represented Constellation Hotels on the acquisition of the InterContinental Park Lane for £400m.

Represented SEGRO plc on its £500m fully underwritten rights issue.

Represented SEGRO plc on its acquisition of Brixton and associated placing and open offer.

Represented Shaftesbury plc on its £149m fully underwritten rights issue.

Advising Wellington on £590m cash/share offer by Catlin Group Limited for Wellington Underwriting Ahli United Bank of its joint venture arrangements with Legal & General.

Represented Suramericana on the multi-jurisdictional acquisition from Royal + Sun Alliance of its Latin American businesses.

Represented the Pension Protection Fund on its arrangements with Tata Steel.

Represented CH2M Hill on its arrangements with the Pension Protection Fund.

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