International law firm Sidley Austin has hired project finance and infrastructure lawyer Nicholas Grambas as a partner. He will be based in the firm’s Singapore office.

He joins from Gilbert + Tobin in Melbourne.

Grambas brings to his new position more than 25 years of experience working in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East, as both an investment banker and lawyer.

“Nick has an extensive international track record for advising on infrastructure and project finance transactions throughout the Asia Pacific region as well as the Middle East,” says Thomas Albrecht, managing partner, Asia Pacific. “He is an exceptional lawyer and his business background will also enable him to contribute to our clients’ valuable commercial insights about the underlying projects. With the massive amount of infrastructure investment projected for the region over the next two decades, we are determined to build our regional projects capability, and he will lead us in that effort.”

Grambas comments on his remit at the firm: “Asia and Australia continue to be of increasing importance for multinational companies and global investors, especially those wishing to take advantage of cross-border projects and investment opportunities.”

Sidley was one of four firms to have been granted the qualifying foreign law practice (QFLP) licence in February this year by Singapore’s ministry of law, bringing the total number of QFLP firms to 10. Grambas is the fourth partner to join Sidley’s Singapore office since then.