Nicolas Kokkinos
Associate | London
Nicolas Kokkinos

Nicolas Kokkinos focuses his practice on global taxation. Mr. Kokkinos advises clients on direct and indirect taxation matters in the areas of corporate M&A (with a focus on private equity), financial services and investment funds, securitisation and employee incentivisation and share schemes.

Mr. Kokkinos is listed as a ‘rising star’ in The Legal 500 UK for corporate tax.

Mr. Kokkinos is a Chartered Tax Adviser.

  • GIC in connection with its investment in the Quantexa group.
  • Chiesi Farmaceutici in connection with its proposed US$1.48 billion acquisition of Amryt Pharma PLC by way of Scheme of Arrangement.
  • Ares Funds on the provision of financing to support Equistone's acquisition of the Nexus Vehicle Leasing Group.
  • Cerus Endovascular Limited (together with its sole subsidiary, Cerus) on its negotiated sale to Stryker Corporation, by way of a scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the United Kingdom Companies Act 2006.
  • Ares Management Limited on its provision of debt funding to support the acquisition of Butlins Skyline Limited by Zenit (Bidco) Limited, a newco formed by the Harris family.
  • Baring Asset Management Limited on its provision of funding to support the acquisition of the CitNOW Group by Livingbridge Private Equity alongside the reinvestment by Tenzing Private Equity.
  • Shawbrook Bank on a unitranche financing package provided to support Ambienta SGR S.p.A’s investment in the Collingwood Lighting Group.
  • Kartesia on its provision of a senior debt financing package to the Kallidus Group backed by Apse Capital, to provide for the continued growth and development of Kallidus and to support the acquisition of Sapling Inc.
  • Polar Capital Holdings Plc on the acquisition of 100% of the issued share capital of Dalton Capital (Holdings) Limited, the parent company of Dalton Strategic Partnership LLP.
  • Bentley Systems in connection with the acquisition of SRO Solutions Holdings Limited and the assets of DXSTRO Software LLP.
  • Bentley Systems in connection with the acquisition of Professional Construction Strategies Group Ltd, a UK-based digital built-environment consultancy.
  • Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A (OTE) in connection with the sale of its stake in fixed telecommunications operator Telekom Romania to Orange Romania.
  • Judges Scientific plc on the acquisition of Heath Scientific Company Ltd (trading as Thermal Hazard Technology), a manufacturer of scientific instruments.
  • Investcorp, a leading global manager of alternative investments, and Tages, a leading European alternative asset management firm, in connection with a 50/50 joint venture and contribution of their subsequent merger of the Absolute Return businesses to create Investcorp-Tages Limited.
  • Barings Asset Management on a unitranche financing package to support the acquisition by a UK private equity house of an outsourcing business. 
  • Share plc, the LSE listed holding company for The Share Centre, one of the UK's leading independent retail stockbrokers, on its £62 million takeover by Interactive Investor, the UK's second largest direct to consumer investment platform, which is majority owned by J.C. Flowers IV, L.P., a fund advised by J.C. Flowers & Co, LLC, a leading private investment firm.
  • A substantial family office as investor in a substantive venture investment in a UK ticketing and events hosting company.
  • Phenna Group on financing and tax matters relating to their MBO of the Phenna Group from Academy Association Inc., supported by a debt placement by CVC Credit Partners.
  • Quorn Foods (Marlow Foods) on a £123m senior unsecured financing package entered into with a syndicate of banks to refinance certain of Quorn’s existing financing arrangements.
  • One Equity Partners on the acquisition of the MERA group, a custom software developments services provider.
  • Ares Management Limited on the provision of a senior and PIK financing package to refinance the Daisy Group’s existing financing arrangements and fund the buyout of certain investors in the Daisy Group.
  • Quilvest Private Equity on the acquisition of global specialist recruitment firm Phaidon International.
  • Astorg on its acquisition of IGM Resins from Arsenal Capital Partners.
  • Ares on the proposed acquisition of HB Education Limited from Cox & Kings.
  • Encompass Digital Media (a portfolio company of Court Square Capital Partners) on their acquisition of Babcock Media Services Limited, a specialist telecommunications and satellite network services provider. 
  • Shareholders of Albéa S.A. on the US$1.5 billion sale of Albéa S.A. to PAI Partners.
  • UK Tax - Contributor, Chambers and Partners Investment Funds 2024 Global Practice Guide (February 2024)
  • The UK funds review: falling short of the goal? - Tax Journal (March 2022)
  • Taxation - Co-author, Hedge Funds and the Law (August 2021)
    • The University of Law, LPC, 2013
    • Pembroke College, University of Oxford, B.A., 2012
    • England and Wales
    • Chartered Institute of Taxation
    • The Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers