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Nick Thornton

  • Partner | Tax

London

T: +44.20.7972.9220

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Nick Thornton has more than 25 years of international commercial tax practice experience and advises our clients on the tax aspects of investment fund structures and transactions.

Clients seek Nick’s representation on a range of matters including fund formations, mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases and sales, corporate restructurings, securities offerings, and financings. Nick maintains a particular focus on fund structures and transactions with an international dimension.

Nick has handled complex tax issues for high-profile companies including BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, Jacobs Engineering, Brookfield, and Permira.

In 2019, Nick was appointed to serve on the main Tax Law Committee of the Law Society of England & Wales, a specialist policy unit which engages with HM Revenue & Customs and HM Treasury on tax policy development on behalf of the legal profession.

Chambers UK and Chambers Global consistently recognize Nick as a leading tax practitioner. Chambers UK describes him as “a l...

Nick Thornton has more than 25 years of international commercial tax practice experience and advises our clients on the tax aspects of investment fund structures and transactions.

Clients seek Nick’s representation on a range of matters including fund formations, mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases and sales, corporate restructurings, securities offerings, and financings. Nick maintains a particular focus on fund structures and transactions with an international dimension.

Nick has handled complex tax issues for high-profile companies including BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, Jacobs Engineering, Brookfield, and Permira.

In 2019, Nick was appointed to serve on the main Tax Law Committee of the Law Society of England & Wales, a specialist policy unit which engages with HM Revenue & Customs and HM Treasury on tax policy development on behalf of the legal profession.

Chambers UK and Chambers Global consistently recognize Nick as a leading tax practitioner. Chambers UK describes him as “a leading UK tax lawyer who always offers balanced and creative advice” and “generally has an excellent understanding of the market.” The Legal 500 UK recognizes Nick as a leading individual in the Corporate Tax category, highlighting him as “an outstanding lawyer, who always manages to break complex issues down to the key points,” and who has “technical knowledge second to none.”

Before joining Fried Frank, Nick spent several years as head of tax in the London office of an international law firm.

Professional associations

  • Member, Tax Law Committee, Law Society of England and Wales
  • Associate, The Chartered Institute of Taxation

News and recognition

Chambers and Partners |

12 Fried Frank Lawyers Ranked in Chambers 2023 UK Guide

The Legal 500 |

Fried Frank Ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2023
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