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Sharon Lau

Sharon Lau

Latham & Watkins LLP

Singapore, , SGP


Sharon Lau is a partner in Latham & Watkins’ Singapore office. Ms. Lau’s practice focuses on corporate finance transactions where she represents both issuers and underwriters in international securities transactions, and mergers and acquisitions where she represents buyers and sellers in public and private transactions.

Profile:
Ms. Lau’s corporate finance expertise includes:

  • Initial public offerings
  • Global equity offerings and private placements
  • High-yield and investment grade debt offerings
  • Convertible debt offerings
  • Exchange offers

Ms. Lau’s mergers and acquisitions expertise includes:

  • Public takeovers
  • Joint ventures and other private investments
  • Venture capital investments
  • Privatizations
  • Restructurings

She also advises on regulatory compliance and corporate governance issues.

Experience:
Ms. Lau's experience includes advising: Initial Public Offerings?

  • The underwriters in 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Berhad's US$225 million initial public offering of shares on Bursa Malaysia
  • The underwriters in KrisEnergy's S$270 million initial public offering of shares on the SGX-ST
  • Tiger Airways Holdings in its S$247.7 initial public offering of shares on the SGX-ST
  • StarHub Ltd. in its S$482 million initial public offering of shares on the SGX-ST
  • The underwriter in Gems TV Holdings Limited's US$227 million initial public offering of shares on the SGX-ST
  • The underwriters in Samko Timber Limited's S$100.65 million initial public offering of shares on the SGX-ST
  • The underwriters in Yanlord Land Group Limited's US$164 million initial public offering of shares on the SGX-ST
  • MakeMyTrip Limited in its US$80.5 million initial public offering of shares on NASDAQ
  • PT Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk in its US$52 million initial public offering of shares on the IDX

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

Bar Qualifications:
England and Wales (Solicitor), New York, Singapore

Languages:
Chinese (Mandarin)
English

Recognition Highlights:
TheSingapore Business Review cites Ms. Lau as “a trusted advisor to many of the largest corporations and financial institutions across Asia,” honoring her as one of the '20 Most Influential Lawyers Under 40'. Ms. Lau is recognized as an 'Up & Coming' lawyer for capital markets in Singapore and Indonesia by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014 where she earns praise for being "creative and solution-driven," with sources saying "she doesn’t get fazed by tough negotiations and punches above her weight." She is also ranked in the 2014 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Capital Markets, noted for her “highly respected practice”.

 

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