Nicholas Greenacre

Partner, London


“very personable and proactive. He puts himself in the client’s shoes and provides practical advice.”
Employee Share Schemes & Incentives, Chambers 2018


Nicholas Greenacre is a partner in our global Employment, Compensation & Benefits group based in London and leads the EMEA Employment, Compensation & Benefits team. Nicholas has extensive experience in a broad range of employment, executive compensation, incentives and pensions matters for clients of all sizes, from technology start-ups to global investment banks.

Nicholas has handled the ECB aspects of a variety of major corporate transactions, including a number of high-profile IPOs and M&A deals (both public and private). In addition, he regularly advises clients on the establishment of management incentive plans in a private equity context.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor of England and Wales
Diploma in Legal Practice
The College of Law
The College of Law
Balliol College, Oxford University


Franklin Templeton, the NYSE-listed investment firm, in relation to its suite of employee share plans, including advising in relation to regulatory issues under the European legislation governing how financial institutions are able to compensate their key individuals.

Intermediate Capital Group Plc, a British-based specialist asset manager, in relation to the operation of equity based incentive arrangements in a number of jurisdictions.

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, on all the ECB aspects in relation to the sale of its European and Australian consumer operations to Exponent Private Equity.

Antin Infrastructure Partners and Goldman Sachs' West Street Infrastructure Partners on their offer to acquire CityFibre Infrastructure Holdings plc by way of a scheme of arrangement.  Cityfibre is the UK's largest alternative provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure.

Monitise plc on the incentive aspects of its £75 million takeover bid by Fiserv.

Johnson Matthey plc, on the ECB aspects relating to the disposal of its UK battery systems business to Cummins Inc., an American Fortune 500 company.

Ocelot Partners Limited on the ECB aspects of the proposed acquisition of the Ocean Outdoor group (one of the UK's predominant operators of high profile advertising space).

Awards and Recognition

Legal 500 2016
"Nicholas Greenacre is noted for his good balance of deep technical knowledge and strong commercial acumen."

Legal 500 2016
"Nicholas leads the 'responsive and practical team' at White & Case LLP."