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Specialisms & expertise

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Share buy-backs, share-for-share exchanges and other corporate reorganisations
  • Joint ventures (with a particular interest in property development joint ventures)
  • Employee share incentive schemes
  • Corporate insolvency.

Client stories & examples of work

  • Nick recently acted for the shareholders of a leading software development company in the agricultural sector in relation to the sale of their company to Reed Business Information Limited for approximately £6 million
  • Nick has recently advised a few clients in relation to defective share buy-backs, tackling the void transactions by carrying out a share capital reduction (supported by a directors’ solvency statement)
  • Nick advised Rosemary Shrager in relation to setting up the corporate structure of her cookery school in Tunbridge Wells
  • Nick advised on the incorporation of a landscape gardening company, an EMI share option scheme for its employees and a number of subsequent acquisitions so that it now has a nationwide presence
  • Nick was part of the team advising on a 25-year PFI project for the management of a city's highway network, then going on a part-time secondment at the client's premises to offer on-site advice and assistance with the implementation of the PFI project.

Types of client

Nick acts for a full range of corporate clients, from owner-managed businesses to quoted public companies.

He has developed a keen reputation acting for clients in the food, technology and publishing sectors, as well as for property developers and investors.

Achievements & other appointments

Nick has been ranked in his field in the independent guide to UK law firms, Chambers UK, as a leader in his field in Corporate/M&A since 2006. He is lauded as “excellent in speed of response and in explaining complex legal issues in layman’s terms” (Chambers UK 2013). The 2009 edition praises Nick for providing “outstanding service with a calm, personable manner”. The 2014 edition says he is “highly recommended by peers and clients for his commercial approach and extensive experience in the corporate space”.

Profile

Nick was raised and schooled in Hong Kong. He returned to the UK to attend university and achieved both a BA (Law and Accounting) Joint Hons Degree and an LLM (International Business Law) Degree at Manchester University.

Nick joined Thomson Snell & Passmore in 1997. He was appointed as a partner in 2008.

Nick is married and lives in Tunbridge Wells. His interests include music, football, cricket and any other sport with balls.

     

 

Nick Gabay delivered at the top level, throughout the acquisition.

Client

Nicholas Gabay is “confident, knowledgeable and able to negotiate with a firm but non-combative style,” according to impressed clients. He has a broad transactional practice including expertise in M&A and corporate restructuring work.    

Chambers UK 2016

Thank you both so much for your help today, I have the wisest guys on the planet getting me through this and I am extremely grateful!

Client

The "very knowledgeable" Nicholas Gabay comes recommended for his experience in M&A, finance and joint venture work. He also advises on restructuring and insolvency matters.

Chambers UK 2018

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