Nick Emmerson

President and Council member for Leeds

Date elected to councilJun 2015

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Nick Emmerson is the 179th president of the Law Society of England and Wales. He took office in October 2023.

Nick is a partner at Lewis Mathys Emmerson LLP and a specialist in international capital markets transactions and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

He is fluent in Japanese, having spent time working in Tokyo, as well as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Leeds and London.

Nick has also been admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and the Republic of Ireland, and as an attorney at law in the State of California.

His international expertise underpins his desire to champion English and Welsh solicitors on the world stage.

Yorkshire born and bred, Nick has represented Leeds on our Council since 2015. He served as president of Leeds Law Society during its 150th anniversary and the bulk of the pandemic.

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Area of practice

Corporate finance; mergers and acquisitions

Groups/boards served on

Law Society Board (ex officiis member); Finance and Investment Committee; Strategic Litigation Group

Languages spoken

English and Japanese