Sharon Lau is a partner in the Singapore office and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She is a former Vice Chair of the firm’s Global Corporate Department and a member of the firm’s Capital Markets, M&A, and Private Equity Practices. Ms. Lau advises both issuers and underwriters in global securities offerings, including IPOs, REIT offerings, and high-yield debt offerings. She also regularly advises private equity sponsors, corporates, and financial investors on cross-border M&A transactions as well as on pre-IPO, growth capital, venture capital financings, and joint venture transactions.

Ms. Lau is recognized as a leading lawyer for capital markets in Singapore and Indonesia by Chambers Asia-Pacific. She is also noted by Legal 500 for Singapore capital markets and Singapore corporate and M&A.

Ms. Lau's experience includes advising:

  • ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, a leading data center colocation services provider, on its SGD1.75 billion (approximately US$1.3 billion) investment from global investment firm KKR (through its Asia Pacific Infrastructure Investors II Fund), and Singtel, Asia’s leading communications technology group. The transaction marks the largest digital infrastructure investment in Southeast Asia to date in 2024
  • TPG on the:
    • Sale of all its shares in Singapore Life Holdings Pte Ltd (Singlife), to one of Singlife’s substantial shareholders, Sumitomo Life Insurance Company
    • Transaction, as part of a consortium comprising TPG, Singapore Life (SingLife), Sumitomo Life Insurance Company, and others, to combine SingLife with Aviva Singapore — which, with a combined valuation of SGD3.2 billion, marks one of the largest mergers in the insurance sector in Southeast Asia and the largest in Singapore
    • Acquisition and sale of a 50% stake in Myanmar Distillery, a Myanmar-based company involved in manufacturing alcoholic beverages
  • HLT Healthcare, a joint venture created by TPG Capital and Hong Leong, on the acquisition of Columbia Asia Healthcare, a Malaysia-based healthcare company that operates 17 hospitals and a clinic across Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam
  • VinFast Auto, a leading Vietnamese automotive manufacturer, on the business combination with Black Spade Acquisition Co., a special purpose acquisition company
  • Fullerton Healthcare Corporation Limited on:
    • Its merger to create Fullerton Health; the transaction involved an equity injection by RRJ Capital and a senior loan totaling SGD390 million
    • The sale of Fullerton Health Australia to Quadrant Private Equity
  • HARPS Global Pte. Ltd., a Southeast Asian medical glove producer, on the acquisition of Semperit AG Holding’s medical business, Sempermed
  • PropertyGuru Pte. Ltd., Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, on its business combination with Bridgetown 2 Holdings Limited, a special purpose acquisition company
  • SATS Ltd. on the acquisition of Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the world’s largest air cargo handling firm, from an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. The transaction values WFS at an enterprise value of €2.25 billion, with an equity purchase price of €1.18 billion
  • ReNew Power Private Limited, an India-based renewable energy producer, on its business combination with RMG Acquisition Corporation II, a special purpose acquisition company — the first deSPAC merger globally involving independent renewable power producers
  • PT Tower Bersama Infrastructure Tbk as issuer in its offer of US$300 million 2.75% senior unsecured notes due 2026
  • Traveloka on its US$250 million Series E2 financing from Archipelago Investment Pte. Ltd., EV Growth, and Qatar Holding LLC
  • Affinity Equity Partners and TPG Capital as majority shareholders on the sale of United Test and Assembly Center (UTAC), a Singapore-based provider of semiconductor assembly and testing services, to Wise Road Capital
  • MR. D.I.Y. Group (M) Berhad, Malaysia’s largest home improvement retailer, on its US$362 million initial public offering of shares on Bursa Malaysia – the only listing to surpass the billion-ringgit threshold in 2020
  • Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte. on its INR31 billion acquisition of a 74% stake in the India and Singapore-based data center businesses of Tata Communications
  • Vietnam Technological and Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Techcombank), one of the largest private joint-stock banks in Vietnam, on its US$900 million listing on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange as well as its US$370 million pre-IPO investment by Warburg Pincus

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • New York
  • Singapore

Education

  • Diploma in Singapore Law, National University of Singapore, 1999
  • LLB, King's College London, 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)