Date: 19 August 2021

Time: 17.00-18.00 BST

Event format: Live / virtual

Cost: FREE

Who should sign-up? Aspiring commercial solicitors who want to boost their commercial awareness and gain an insight into training at a Pinsent Masons

CheekyLittleCareers and The University of Law are delighted to be hosting a live fireside chat with Hammad Akhtar, Global Head of Transactional Services at Pinsent Masons.

Our editor and former magic circle lawyer Husnara Begum will host the chat. She’ll be asking questions ranging from Hammad’s career path to partnership, what working in corporate law is like and life at Pinsent Masons. This event is ideal for aspiring City solicitors who want to boost their commercial awareness and gain an insight into working in the city. The interview will last 40 mins and follow immediately with a Q&A so participants have an opportunity to ask Hammad their own questions.

Hammad is a corporate partner at Pinsent Masons. He is based in the firm’s London office and is the Global Head of the firm’s Corporate Practice for the Financial Services Sector. Hammad started his career at Herbert Smith (now HSF) joining the partnership there in 2010. In 2013 he moved to Ashurst where he held a number of senior management roles including the role of Graduate Recruitment Partner. In April 2017 he took up his current role at Pinsent Masons.

Hammad advises insurers, banks and other financial institutions on a broad range of strategic transactions including M&A, restructurings, reinsurance and schemes of arrangement. Last year Hammad and his team won the prestigious Insurance Team of the Year and Regulatory Team of the Year awards, and were commended by the Financial Times for their innovation on a complex Brexit related cross-border transfer of insurance business. For many years Hammad has been ranked as a Leading Individual by Legal 500. Hammad Co-Chairs the firm’s multicultural network, FREE, and leads the firm’s focus on race and ethnicity.

To register for this free event click here.

Please note: the full event will not be recorded but we plan to use snippets and screen grabs for our social media pages.