Sidley Austin has hired a new partner for its Singapore office.
Nicholas Grambas joins from Australia’s Gilbert + Tobin, where he was a partner in Melbourne.
Grambas specializes in project finance and infrastructure-related deals, with a particular expertise in Asian and Middle Eastern project finance. Last year, he advised a group of banks on an $717 million series of credit facilities to Perth-based mineral-sands mining company Iluka Resources, which used the money to refinance debt.
Prior to joining Gilbert + Tobin in 2010, Grambas worked a year as a partner and head of banking and finance at Baker & McKenzie in Melbourne. He was also executive director at Macquarie Bank and before that spent 11 years at the former Freehills, most recently as partner.
With Grambas onboard, the firm will have 13 lawyers, including five partners, in the Singapore office, according to its website. The firm currently has more than 1,600 lawyers worldwide across 19 offices.