Nick Humphrey | Hot 40 2014

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Nick HumphreyNick Humphrey, Sparke Helmore

Humphrey is a name that has become synonymous with private equity, having literally ‘written the book’: The Australian Private Equity Handbook (CCH). With key clients that include AMP Capital and Macquarie Capital, Humphrey has a reputation as a safe pair of hands on private equity and more broadly midmarket corporate and M&A deals. Recent advice includes that given to Tea & Coffee Traders on the sale of its shares in Jireh Group to the Singapore-listed Global Yellow Pages, for a purchase price of $35.6m. Since joining Sparke Helmore in January 2012 to lead the firm’s national corporate practice, Humphrey has built an eight-partner team from the ground up.

Check out who else made it on Australasian Lawyer's Hot 40.

Partner, Sparke Helmore Lawyers (2012)
  • Partner and the Head of Private Equity, Norton Rose (2003-2011)
  • Lawyer, Gilbert + Tobin (1998-2002)
  • Lawyer, Clifford Chance (1997-1998)
  • Lawyer, King & Wood Mallesons  (1994-1997)
Years of Experience:
Over 20 years of experience in commercial law
  • Australasian Lawyer’s Hot List 2014
  • Finalist for Lawyers Weekly ‘The Partner Award’:
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014 - Private Equity Notable Practitioner
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014 Corporate, M&A
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013 Private Equity Notable Practitioner
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors 
  • American Bar Association
B.Com, LLB, Commerce and Law, University of New South Wales (1989-1993)
Current Town Sydney, Australia

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