Brian Hansen is senior counsel and former Managing Partner of the Sydney office. He is the Practice Coordinator of the Asia Pacific Group. He has been heavily involved in the Asia Pacific region for over 25 years, working on large projects out of Hong Kong, Vancouver, and, currently, Sydney. Brian spent five years in London, England, where he was responsible for the firm’s capital markets and mergers and acquisition activities.
Brian’s experience in the Asia Pacific region has focused primarily on large infrastructure projects both in the Asia Pacific region and Canada and cross border M&A transactions, particularly in the resources sector. He has significant involvement in major securities offerings originating in the Asia Pacific region and involving Canada.
In Sydney, Brian is responsible for the co-ordination of the firm’s Asia Pacific region practice, particularly in China. He travels extensively throughout Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia, to maintain relationships with corporate clients, investment banks and law firms.
Brian has chaired and spoken before numerous professional groups, including the International Bar Association and Inter Pacific Bar Association. He has edited four books and published more than 40 articles in the taxation, corporate and securities areas.