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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 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...