Nicholas Hughes is a partner at Clifford Chance based in London. He is also the co-head of the East African division of the Clifford Chance Global Africa Practice. He specialises in cross-border and domestic M&A, restructurings, joint ventures and general corporate advisory work. He advises clients across the full range of sectors, and has a particular focus on the energy sector. He has extensive experience assisting private equity houses with their investments across emerging and growth markets, particularly in Africa.