Nico Abel is a corporate partner of Norton Rose LLP and heads the corporate practice at the Frankfurt office. He specialises in complex mergers and acquisitions with a particular focus on transactions in regulated industries such as financial institutions and infrastructure.Nico has wide experience of private and public company mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, joint ventures, and corporate restructurings and has advised corporates and financial institutions on numerous transactions. His recent experience includes transactions in the financial institutions, energy and utilities, infrastructure and transport sectors.
Since 2007, JUVE, the leading German legal directory, ranks Nico among the Top Ten German M&A lawyers (age 40 and under). He is further mentioned by JUVE as a frequently recommended lawyer in M&A, Corporate and Private Equity. Chambers & Partners rank Nico as a leading lawyer in Private Equity. They quote clients as saying that he "knows how to get to the key point" when negotiating a deal and praise him for his “very commercial and pragmatic approach”. According to Legal 500 EMEA, Nico is “very responsive” and “great to work with”.