Nicholas Assef is a lawyer, analyst and the executive director of Lincoln Crowne & Company (LCC) - an independent boutique investment bank and strategic corporate advisory firm in Sydney. He holds a master of business administration degree in game theory and corporate finance from the William E Simon Graduate School of Business. He earned his post graduate degree in valuation from Harvard Business School in 1998. Mr. Assef graduated with Diploma in Legal Practice from University of Technology Sydney, bachelor of law honors from Bond University of law school in 1992. He then proceeded to earn his Master of Law degree in Corporate and Takeover Law in 1995.
He has expertise in mergers and acquisition which he practices through his private firm Lincoln Crowne & Company across Australia and Southeast Asia markets. Other areas of his expertise include joint ventures, valuation growth strategies, shareholder rights, and strategic due diligence. In 1992, he started working as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia & the Supreme Court of New South Wales. He also worked with Allen & Helmsley’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice in Sydney as a solicitor. His expertise and the experience acquired during his work with the high court, and the Allen & Helmsley’s company has helped him deliver specialist counsel to clients. For over twenty years, he has served clients cross-corporate border initiatives, mergers and acquisitions transactions and contentious corporate situations.
Apart from his businesses and practicing law, Mr. Assef also served as an academic staff at both Bond University and Macquarie University. He has been involved in several speaking engagements and has several publications under his name. With Lincoln Crowne & Company, he has spearheaded several development programs i.e. the wind and solar merger.