Nick Emmerson will become the 179th president in October as the Law Society enters its 200th anniversary year.
Nick is a partner at Lewis Mathys Emmerson LLP and a specialist in London capital markets transactions by international companies and public and private cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
He is fluent in Japanese and has spent his career working in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Leeds and London.
As well as England and Wales, Nick has been admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and the Republic of Ireland and as an attorney at law in the state of California.
Yorkshire born and bred, Nick has represented the legal powerhouse of Leeds on the Law Society Council since 2015 and was president of Leeds Law Society during its 150th anniversary year and the bulk of the pandemic.
During Nick’s presidency, Leeds Law Society demonstrated its resilience by hosting its inaugural and ground-breaking online Diversity and Inclusion Conference with support from the Law Society.
Nick is a city of London Solicitors’ Company liveryman and previously served on the city of London Law Society committee.