Shing Lo is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Emerging Companies Practice.

An accomplished emerging companies lawyer, Ms. Lo has advised a number of iconic venture capital funds and tech companies in venture capital financings and M&A transactions. Ms. Lo’s practice encompasses series financing rounds (covering early stage, growth and pre-IPO rounds), bridge/convertible rounds, venture and growth debt, and M&A transactions. She has a hands-on approach and regularly counsels founders and investors on a wide range of issues, including early stage company formation, venture and growth financing strategy, global expansion, and general corporate counselling.

Ms. Lo’s experience includes representing:

  • &Open on its seed financing led by First Round Capital and LocalGlobe and Series A financing led by Molten Ventures
  • Altruistiq on its seed financing led by Molten Venture, with participation from Norrsken VC and other angel investors 
  • Elwood on its Series A financing co-led by Dawn Capital and Goldman Sachs, with participation from Barclays, BlockFi Ventures, Chimera Ventures, CommerzVentures, Digital Currency Group, Flow Traders, and Galaxy Digital Ventures
  • Euler on its financing round led by Haun Ventures with participation from Variant, FTX Ventures, Jump Crypto, and Uniswap Labs Ventures, among others
  • Tactic on its seed financing round led by Index Ventures, joined by Visionaries Club and IFG.VC 
  • Zepz (WorldRemit) on its US$292 million Series E financing 
  • Peptone on its Series A financing led by F-Prime Capital and Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from Walden Catalyst Ventures and existing investors, including Hoxton Ventures and dRX Capital, the venture arm of Novartis
  • Crowdcube on its financing led by Circle, the owner and operator of SeedInvest – a leading startup fundraising platform in the US, alongside existing investors Balderton and Molten Ventures, and Series D financing* led by Draper Esprit, Series B financing* led by Numis Securities, and follow-on financing by Draper Esprit
  • ComplyAdvantage on its Series C financing led by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and extended Series C financing by Goldman Sachs
  • Undisclosed lead investors on the financing round of Brusa HyPower
  • L Catterton on its Series B financing of Freetrade
  • Atomico and Balderton on the US$700 million sale of Peakon to Workday, and Series A financing in TestGorilla
  • Cadence on its cross-border acquisition of Future Facilities
  • Navint on its strategic acquisition of Hansen
  • LifeScore on its Series A financing led by Octopus Ventures
  • Atomico on multiple series financings in various startups and growth companies including ChannelEngine, Sorare, Aiven and FabricNano
  • Bessemer Venture Partners on multiple series financings in various startups including Oper and Vector.ai
  • HSBC on its Series B financing in Miotech, an ESG data startup
  • Index Ventures on multiple series financings in various startups and growth companies including Linktree, Beauty Pie, Sylvera, Motorway, Multiverse*, Cutover*, Daye*, SafetyCulture*, and Citymapper*
  • Octopus Ventures on multiple series financings in various startups including Intigriti, Touchlab, Vira Health, Velaris and Automata 
  • Softbank on multiple series financings in various growth companies including SendCloud 
  • Citi Ventures on its investment in GoHenry 
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan on its growth financing of Lendable 
  • Darktrace on its pre-IPO financing, Series E financing* led by Vitruvian, Series D financing* led by Insight Ventures, Series C financing* led by KKR, and Series B financing* led by Summit Partners
  • Korean Investment Partners on its Series A follow on financing of Vaccitech* 
  • OilX on its financing led by GS Caltex and Citi*
  • Youtility on its seed financing by Barclays and Ascension Ventures*
  • Thimble/Verifly on its Series B and Series A financings*
  • Arm on its financing of BluWireless Technology*
  • Sapphire Ventures on its Series C financing of CultureAmp*
  • F-Secure on its £105 million acquisition of MWR InfoSecurity*
  • JustEat on its acquisitions of Flyt and Practi*
  • Precision Medicine Group on its acquisition of Argint International*
  • AXIO on its disposal of the Vidal Group to Japanese listed M3, Inc., disposal of the MIMs group in the Asia-Pacific region to a Japanese purchaser consortium, disposal of MRO Network to Penton, disposal of IASIST to IMS Health, and acquisition of Chipworks Inc*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • New South Wales (Australia)

Education

  • LL.B. (Hons), University of Sydney, 2002
  • B.Comm., University of Sydney, 2000