Pinsent Masons appoints Head of Corporate, Asia Pacific

12 Nov 2021 | 09:37 am | 1 min. read

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed Singapore-based partner, Nicholas Hanna, as its new Head of Corporate, APAC.

Nicholas will be a key member of the firm’s Transactional Services global leadership team. The team will focus on growth, enhancing the service to clients across key sectors and delivering greater connectivity between the 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.

The appointment follows a period of growth and expansion for the firm’s corporate team in the Asia Pacific region, with the team advising on numerous IPOs, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as early-stage fund raises, involving companies operating in various sectors such as, infrastructure, manufacturing, technology, infotech, fintech, medtech, education and financial services.

Some of the recent matters that the Pinsent Masons corporate team in Asia Pacific completed include advising the international consultancy company, Mace Group Limited on their investment in the partnership with Tenman Group, a project management consultancy based in the Asia Pacific; and advising leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of advanced testing systems to the automotive market, AB Dynamics plc, on the €26m acquisition of Vadotech Group, AB Dynamics’ first acquisition outside the UK. The team also advised Float Foods, an alternative food tech start-up in relation to its seed fund raising round and is currently advising on several potential SPACs and cash shell listings in the US and UK, focused on the fintech and the social impact space.

Head of Transaction Services, Hammad Akhtar, commented: “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 accustom. Nicholas is a great addition to my Transaction Services Leadership Team and brings with him a wealth of skills and knowledge. I very much look forward to working closely with Nicholas.”

Nicholas joined the firm in July 2020 from K&L Gates. His practice focuses on equity capital markets, private equity, joint ventures, as well as cross border mergers and acquisitions and restructuring transactions.

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