LCN Legal, the niche law firm specialising in the legal implementation and maintenance of corporate structures and intercompany agreements for multinational groups, has appointed a new partner from within its ranks.

Ivan Hanna, who joined the firm in 2016 following a legal career including Baker & McKenzie, with posts in London, Moscow and Amsterdam, Accenture and The Phoenix Group (the UK’s largest life insurance consolidator), became a partner as of 1st February 2021.

A fast growing and award-winning boutique law firm headquartered in London, LCN Legal is recognised internationally as pioneers in the legal design of group structures for multinational organisations. The firm was the winner of the Law Society’s 2020 ‘Excellence in International Legal Services’ award.

Ivan’s corporate, M&A, restructuring and related legal experience have proven invaluable to the firm’s clients and colleagues alike. In recent years, he has focused on international corporate structures and, in particular, Intercompany Agreements which multinational corporates need for their legal and Transfer Pricing compliance. Together with Paul Sutton and Leiza Bladd-Symms, Ivan forms part of the senior legal team which spearheads LCN Legal’s practice in creating legal substance for Transfer Pricing compliance.

Xiaofang Sutton, CEO and Co-Founder of LCN Legal, said: “Ivan’s partnership reflects the invaluable contribution he has already made to the growth of LCN, and his dedication to the future expansion of our firm. His positivity and passion are a true asset, and we are excited to embark on the next stage of our firm’s journey together.”

Commenting on his appointment Ivan added: “It is a great honour to be part of the award-winning team and assisting multinational groups with their corporate and supply chain structures.

“It is also a pleasure to be part of an outstanding international community of clients and professional advisers. I cannot thank the key players in this community enough for their support and collaboration over the years in assisting our mutual clients globally in every step of their growth and I look forward to what will undoubtedly be a bright future of continued collaboration and innovation together.”

Since its establishment in 2013, LCN Legal has advised multinational groups, with combined annual revenues of over USD 130 billion, on their Intercompany agreements and group structures. The firm works alongside leading tax and transfer pricing professionals across five continents, helping large corporates to maintain the legal structures they need.