Latham & Watkins LLP

Corporate & Finance Department

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Foreign desks Based in its Singapore office, the firm's Malaysia desk offers comprehensive expertise in private equity, venture capital and Shari'a-compliant finance deals. Its clients include Malaysian banks and corporations as well as multinational businesses active in Malaysia. It advised Malaysian private equity firm, Xeraya Capital, on its EUR225 million sale of invendo medical to Ambu.

Sharon Lau of the firm's Singapore office handles deals across South-East Asia, with a practice spanning from IPOs and follow-on offerings through to debt issuances. She is a distinguished authority in the Malaysian market and is described by clients as a "strong capital markets partner." She advised CIMB and J.P. Morgan as placement agents in Khazanah Nasional’s approximately MYR571 million sale of its shares in CIMB Group by way of block trade.