Farhana Sharmeen

  • Partner
  • Efarhana.sharmeen@lw.com
  • 9 Raffles Place
  • #42-02 Republic Plaza
  • Singapore 048619
  • T +65.6437.5364
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Profile

Farhana Sharmeen is a partner in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins’ Singapore office and heads the firm’s Singapore law practice. Ms. Sharmeen’s practice focuses on both corporate (mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, and debt capital markets) and finance (acquisition finance, structured finance, and leveraged finance) transactions. Ms. Sharmeen also advises on general corporate matters, including regulatory compliance and corporate governance issues. She has particular experience representing clients in real estate, financial institutions, and the luxury goods industry.

Ms. Sharmeen is recognized as a leading lawyer for corporate M&A in Singapore by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018, which highlights her “active public takeovers practice with expertise regarding fund formation and regulatory work.”

Thought Leadership

  • A Map for the New World of Blockchain -  October 15, 2020
  • Key Regulatory Developments in Hong Kong and Singapore: September 2020  -  October 14, 2020
  • Singapore: MAS Issues New Accountability Guidelines for Senior Management -  September 22, 2020
  • Singapore: New Best Execution Requirements -  September 22, 2020
  • Key Regulatory Developments in Hong Kong and Singapore: July 2020 -  August 13, 2020
  • Key Regulatory Developments in Hong Kong and Singapore: June 2020 -  July 07, 2020
  • Hong Kong: HKMA Proposes Mandatory Reference Checking Scheme -  June 05, 2020
  • Hong Kong: HKMA Issues Report on Bank Culture -  June 05, 2020
  • Singapore: MAS Confirms Regulatory Approach for Derivative Contracts on Payment Tokens -  June 05, 2020
  • Singapore: Payment Token Derivatives – to Offer or Not to Offer?  -  May 22, 2020
  • Caring for the CARES Act: The New Oversight and Investigations Landscape for COVID-19 Relief Programs -  April 20, 2020
  • Relief in the Time of COVID-19 – Temporary Measures -  April 14, 2020
  • Chain Reaction: Blockchain Enters the Mainstream -  February 26, 2020
  • Singapore’s PSA Boosts Rapidly Evolving Payment Services Landscape -  January 31, 2020
  • Singapore Proposes Regulatory Enhancement to Detect Market Abuse -  August 08, 2019
“Farhana Sharmeen is adept at handling private equity and strategic investments. She is also well-equipped to advise on acquisition finance and corporate governance matters.”Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020
Bar Qualification
  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • Singapore (Advocate and Solicitor)
Education
  • LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore, 1996
Languages
  • English
Practices
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Private Equity Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Banking
  • Investment Funds