Nicholas Baines

Nicholas Baines

Senior Associate

Nicholas is a senior associate in the Finance Group, specialising in derivatives and structured products from a transactional and advisory perspective, as well as leveraged and acquisition finance.

Nicholas advises on the structure and implementation of derivatives products for a range of clients including banks and other financial institutions, asset managers, funds and corporates. This includes negotiating and advising on ISDA, GMRA and GMSLA documentation as well as the impact of related regulation and advising on the structure and documentation of bespoke transactions to hedge  exposures to key market risks such as inflation, FX and interest rates.

He also acts for a number of corporates and mid-market private equity sponsors (together with their portfolio companies) on a wide range of transaction financing work including the financing of acquisitions, refinancing or upsizing existing facilities and related hedging activities such as deal contingent forwards and facility linked interest rate or FX protections.

Nicholas finished a 6 month a client secondment at Nomura International PLC in December 2019 where he worked as part of the Transaction Legal Global Markets team.

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