M&A, Emerging Markets and the Interplay of Commonwealth Jurisdictions in Commercial Law with Farhana Sharmeen

Episode 22,   Feb 14, 05:36 PM

In this episode, our guest speaker Farhana Sharmeen, the Head of Latham & Watkins’s Singapore practice and Co-Deputy Asia Managing Partner, speaks to Sophia about her progression as a lawyer. Reflecting on her journey from being a trainee at a local Singaporean law firm to being a senior leader at one of the world’s leading global law firms, she offers a unique insight into life as an international lawyer advising on big-ticket M&A transactions across South East Asia and beyond.

Against the backdrop of an economic downturn following the pandemic, Farhana discusses how 2023 has seen a changing landscape of deal activity. With businesses setting new expectations and valuations, deal-making has changed in Singapore across the past 12 months. Farhana elaborates on how the tech, hospitality, and energy sectors have all seen impactful activity in 2023. More specifically, she dives into data centres and the increasing number of deals being struck in this area.

Aspiring commercial solicitors, this is not an episode to miss!

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