National Leader, Commercial
Nick joined AGS’s Commercial team as National Leader in October 2021. As a Senior Executive Lawyer, he provides strategic advice and leads AGS teams advising Commonwealth agencies on major commercial matters.
Previously a partner at Ashurst for 17 years (including as head of its national Corporate practice), Nick has broad-ranging corporate and commercial experience. This included advising on the strategy, structuring, negotiation and execution of complex deals, transactions and projects.
In the public sphere, he has acted for a number of Commonwealth and state agencies on major public projects including infrastructure projects, privatisations, procurements, entity establishment, governance reviews, and regulatory reform.
In the private sector, Nick advised on some of Australia's most significant corporate transactions across a range of industry sectors. He has assisted major domestic and international clients such as BHP, ANZ and Alinta on acquisitions, disposals and investments, joint ventures, capital markets and commercial transactions, as well as on governance and compliance issues.
Nick is sought out for his judgment and creative thinking. He combines an ability to distil and navigate complex issues with a collaborative style to help clients to structure and execute processes to anticipate risks and achieve successful outcomes.
Areas of law
Corporate and Commercial | Investment | Governance | Privatisation and corporatisation
Company Directors Course, AICD, 2020
Executive Education, Leadership in Law Firms, Harvard Law School/Harvard Business School, 2011
Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Monash University, 1993
Bachelor of Economics, Monash University, 1991
High Court, 2021