Nicholas Clark


Nick is Global Co-Head of Debt Finance (Leveraged Finance & Financing Solutions), with over 25 years' experience advising lenders and borrowers on complex financing transactions. 

Having advised on several of the largest acquisition financings in the market, he has a broad-based practice covering leveraged and investment-grade acquisition finance, corporate loans and restructurings. He has previously worked in the Paris and Milan offices.

He is consistently referenced as a leading practitioner in Chambers and Legal 500 directories. Clients say "I would rate him very highly. He is just smart, to the point and understands situations very quickly." "He knows the market well and is very easy to work with." (Chambers UK 2021)


Representative matters

The arrangers supporting Cinven’s acquisition of Synlab, a German headquartered provider of human and veterinary laboratory services and environmental analysis across Europe.

The arrangers on the financing supporting the EUR2.3 billion acquisition of Ingenico, Worldline’s payment terminals business by Apollo.

The arrangers supporting Triton’s public acquisition of Caverion Corporation, a northern & central European-based expert for smart and sustainable built environments.

The lender on the financing in connection with HG’s acquisition of smartTrade Group, a leading global provider of multi-asset electronic trading and payments platforms.

The arrangers in connection with the dividend recapitalisation of Eviosys, the largest metal food can producer in Europe and KPS portfolio company.



Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1999


BA (Hons), Law, Cambridge University


A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.