A revered right-hand man, Mishcon de Reya’s head of corporate Nick Davis has an expert knowledge of M&A, reorganisation, business law and restructuring. He works with both budding HNW entrepreneurs and global corporations across sectors including finance, technology and property, from recruitment to LLPs. He’s had a ‘particularly satisfying’ year acting for Business Environment and Allen Lane, and advising on the sale of Hotcourses. He also enjoys the smaller moments: ‘I like doing deals that my kids recognise,’ he says. His Teletubbies (Ragdoll) acquisition for DHX proved a particular hit. Or it could be those ‘little things, like when you get praise or instructed from the other side, because they like how you’ve done the deal’.