Accomplished Corporate Partner With Two Decades Experience in Southeast Asia Joins Latham & Watkins in Singapore

Farhana Sharmeen adds to the firm’s Singapore law capabilities and brings extensive experience in diverse corporate transactions

October 08, 2018

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Farhana Sharmeen has joined the firm in Singapore as a partner in the Corporate Department. A Singapore law attorney with more than 20 years of experience covering a broad range of corporate transactions, her core practice areas are public and private mergers and acquisitions, privatizations and acquisition financing, particularly financing for public takeovers.

She also advises on Singapore capital markets transactions, as well as regulatory and compliance issues for listed companies, corporate governance and general corporate matters involving the rules of the Singapore Securities Exchange, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and the Securities Industry Council.

“Farhana is an accomplished and highly regarded practitioner in Singapore and across Southeast Asia, and we are delighted to welcome her to the firm,” said Sharon Lau, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Singapore. “She brings a rare combination of deep experience in Singapore law matters with an impressive track record guiding clients through their most sophisticated domestic and cross-border corporate transactions. Her legal skills, work ethic, and team-oriented approach are a great fit for our practice, and we are thrilled to be adding a partner with Farhana’s substantial experience and commercial acumen to our platform.”

Michael Sturrock, Vice Chair of Latham & Watkins’ global Corporate Department, added: “Farhana will help to further extend our Singapore law practice as we continue to advise market-leading corporates, banks, and private equity firms on a myriad of transactions, increasingly with a regional and multi-jurisdictional focus. Together with a team of Singapore qualified lawyers, Farhana will play a leading role in the further growth and development of our Singapore law capability — a strategic priority for our practice in the region and globally — and she will work closely with our formidable private equity, M&A, leveraged finance, and financial institutions regulatory practices throughout Asia.”

“Southeast Asia is a major hub of economic growth, innovation, and industrial and technological development, and it’s an exciting time to be practicing in the region. Latham is among a very few elite global firms with the ability to offer high end US, Singapore, and English law advice on an integrated global platform, which is so critical to clients in Southeast Asia whose needs are increasingly complex and cross-border in nature. I look forward to joining Latham’s strong and talented Singapore law practice, and to being part of the firm’s continued growth in the region,” said Sharmeen.

Sharmeen joins Latham & Watkins from Withers KhattarWong in Singapore, where she was a partner. She received her LLB from the National University of Singapore in 1996. She has been practicing in Singapore since 1996.

About Latham & Watkins

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Notes to Editors

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Sharon Lau, Office Managing Partner, Singapore +65.6437.5464
Michael Sturrock, Vice Chair of Latham & Watkins’ global Corporate Department +65.6437.5412

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