Singapore partner to helm Pinsent Masons' APAC corporate practice

The new corporate head will be a key part of the firm's transactional services global leadership group

Singapore partner to helm Pinsent Masons' APAC corporate practice

Singapore partner Nicholas Hanna has been named the new head of Pinsent Masons corporate team in the APAC region.

“Since joining the firm Nicholas has helped drive forward our business in the region, working closely and collaboratively with other colleagues to ensure that we continue to provide our valued clients with the high quality of advice and service that they have become accustomed to,” transaction services head Hammad Akhtar said.

Hanna made the jump to Pinsent Masons from K&L Gates last year. He specialises in transactions involving equity capital markets, private equity, joint ventures, cross-border M&A and restructuring.

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With his promotion to APAC corporate head, Pinsent Masons said that Hanna will be “a key member of the firm’s transactional services global leadership team.” Akhtar added that Hanna brought with him “a wealth of skills and knowledge.”

The transactional services team is set to concentrate on expanding across crucial sectors and improving the links between regions “with the aim of providing the firm’s clients with seamless service globally, all the while still retaining the firm’s identity as a purpose-led, professional services business with law at its core,” Pinsent Masons explained.

Hanna’s ascension to the role followed a season of growth for the APAC corporate team, which saw the team providing guidance on IPOs, cross-border M&A and early-stage fund raises across several sectors.

Last year, Pinsent Masons appointed Sydney partner Fraser McMillan to its board in a move that it said bolstered APAC representation in the firm’s leadership.

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