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Nick Blair


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Nick Blair is a partner in the Corporate Group, specialising in M&A, debt and equity investments, joint ventures and reorganisations. He advises clients across a variety of sectors, with a particular focus on energy and infrastructure sectors.

Nick has a keen interest in international work and has a strong track record of advising multinational clients on strategic transactions and investments.

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Relevant experience

  • GE and Green Investment Group on their acquisition of the 650 MW Markbygden ETT Swedish onshore wind farm 
  • GE and Green Investment Group on the sale of a 75% stake in Markbygden ETT to CGN EE
  • Repsol on the sale of its UK offshore wind power business to SDIC-owned Red Rock Power
  • Kincardine Offshore Windfarm on the sale of a majority stake to Cobra and the related structuring, funding and commercial agreements
  • USS on its acquisition of interests in Redexis Gas and Redexis Gas Finance, a Spanish gas distribution, transmission and supply business from infrastructure funds managed by Goldman Sachs
  • EDP Renováveis on its sale to Engie of a minority stake in the 116 MW Moray Firth offshore wind farm
  • Capital Stage AG, the SDAX-listed solar and wind park investor, on its strategic partnership with Solarcentury
  • Biffa on its investment in the Newhurst energy-from-waste project in Leicestershire alongside Covanta and Green Investment Group
  • SSE on the £326m sale of various street lighting projects to Equitix
  • Acting for one of the world’s largest storage companies on a number of large and highly complex multi-jurisdictional group restructurings.
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  • 2003 – LPC, University of Northumbria
  • 2002 – CPE, University of Northumbria
  • 2001 – Economics & Business Management, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
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CMS closes first of a kind BESS Solar Co-location Project Financing
International law firm CMS has advised DIF Capital Partners (DIF) on the project financing of a 720MW co-located solar generation and battery energy storage system (BESS) portfolio in the UK. DIF, together...
CMS advises DIF Capital Partners on acquisition of portfolio of co-located...
International law firm CMS has advised independent infrastructure fund manager DIF Capital Partners on its acquisition of a greenfield portfolio of ready-to-build co-located solar and battery storage...
CMS advises USS on increased investment in Thames Water
International law firm CMS has advised Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), the sole corporate trustee of one of the UK's largest pension funds, on its acquisition of an additional 8.77% stake in...
CMS advises GLIL Infrastructure on acquisition of 49% stake in operational...
International law firm CMS has advised GLIL Infrastructure LLP (GLIL), the £1.8bn infrastructure fund backed by Northern LGPS and Local Pensions Partnership, on its 49:51 equity partnership with global...
CMS advises Synnovia on £48.8m takeover offer
International law firm CMS has advised Synnovia PLC, a global maker of plastic consumables and components, on its recommended £48.8m takeover offer from funds advised by California-based Camelot Capital...
CMS advises GE and Macquarie Group on landmark Nordic onshore wind project
International law firm CMS has advised GE Energy Financial Services (“GE”) and Green Investment Group Limited, part of Macquarie Group (“Macquar­ie”), as joint sponsors on the acquisition and project...