Farhana Sharmeen, head of the firm’s Singapore law practice, advises clients globally on complex cross-border transactions with a Singapore nexus.
Ms. Sharmeen combines over 20 years of extensive cross-discipline expertise and a sophisticated understanding of Singapore’s regulatory landscape to guide financial institutions and companies on corporate and finance transactions, compliance, and governance matters involving:
- Public and private M&A
- Private equity
- Emerging companies
- Fintech and financial regulatory issues
- Investment funds
- ESG issues
She guides clients through myriad issues that arise in transactions with commercial pragmatism and sensitivity. Ms. Sharmeen views each matter through a bespoke lens, leveraging an understanding of the client’s objectives with a deep bench of transactional expertise to deliver first-of-their-kind solutions.
A recognized leader at the firm, she serves as Asia Chair of the ESG Practice Working Committee and on Latham’s Global EEO Committee. She previously served on the Training & Career Enhancement Committee and Women Enhancing Business (WEB) Committee.
Ms. Sharmeen is Vice Chairperson of the Law Society of Singapore’s Corporate Practice Committee. She regularly writes on ESG and Singapore corporate and regulatory law.
She maintains an active pro bono practice, with a particular focus on migrant workers and human rights issues.