Nicky Lester

Biography:

Nicky is a partner of global law firm Hogan Lovells and one of the firm's launch partners for its Australian practice, which commenced operations on 1 July 2015.

Nicky leads Hogan Lovells' finance practice in Australia. She has a broad practice. Nicky has extensive experience advising arrangers, issuers, trustees and swap counterparties on Australian and global securitisation and debt capital markets transactions. She also advises corporate, issuer and borrower clients across numerous sectors (including real estate, financial services and healthcare) on their full suite of financing options - from secured and unsecured bank deals to debt capital markets and structured transactions. In addition, Nicky supports clients on complex regulatory issues. She regularly advises domestic and international clients on financial services and banking regulation in Australia.

Immediately prior to joining Hogan Lovells in Australia, Nicky was head of the banking and finance practice and a partner for more than 10 years at Allens. Nicky joined the Bangarra Board in May 2012 and also serves on the Board of the Westpac Foundation.