Nicholas Azis - McDermott Will & Emery


Nicholas (Nick) Azis is a highly experienced corporate lawyer who advises a broad range of publicly owned and privately held clients on mergers and acquisitions transactions, principally in the commodities, energy, technology and manufacturing sectors. He has significant experience in corporate reorganisations and provides day to day corporate counsel to his clients on the application of UK regulation such as the Bribery Act, Criminal Finances Act and Modern Slavery Act on commercial activities in the UK. He also acts as a deputy General Counsel for the firm.


  • Represented Irving Oil in the acquisition of the Tedcastle group of companies (operating under the Top Oil brand) in Ireland
  • Represented IDEAL Industries Inc. in the sale of its European networks division
  • Represented Terminix Global Holdings Inc in the sale of its Norwegian and UK pest control businesses as a condition to its merger with Rentokil Initial PLC

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  • IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate 2022, rated as Highly Regarded in M&A
  • The Legal 500 UK, Leading Individual in Corporate and Commercial: M&A: lower mid-market, 2021 and 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2023 – 2024
  • The Legal 500 UK 2012, 2013 and 2016, 2017, 2020 recommended in Corporate and Commercial: M&A: mid-market
  • IFLR1000 2015, Corporate & Financial Services

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College of Law, London, LLB, 1992
Bristol University, BA, Hons First Class, 1988

The Law Society of England and Wales, 1994

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