Farhana Siddiqui

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

*Withers KhattarWong is a Formal Law Alliance between Withers LLP and KhattarWong LLP. Farhana Siddiqui is from KhattarWong LLP.

Farhana is a partner in our corporate team.

With almost two decades of practice, she is a rare corporate transactional practitioner who is recognized in the market as both an M&A, finance and fund specialist and is ranked as a recommended/leading lawyer in major ranking publications such as Chambers Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Asialaw Leading Lawyers. Her practice marries both the M&A, finance and regulatory aspects allowing Farhana to act as transactional counsel seamlessly on all aspects of a transaction.

On the M&A side, Farhana’s focus is on public takeovers and she has acted for offerors, targets, and individual and corporate shareholders for both offerors and targets. Within the M&A space, Farhana has special interests in real estate, financial institutions, entrepreneurs and luxury goods and regularly advises on all aspects of the transaction from structuring, regulatory advisory and deal execution.

On the finance side, Farhana has acted for borrowers in many high-profile financing deals as well as special situation funds as mezzanine lenders on acquisition finance deals.

Farhana also regularly advises on fund structures from the regulatory licensing aspect to establishment of the funds and works seamlessly with our private wealth practice group to deliver bespoke structures catering to the needs of our high networth clients.

In recent years, Farhana has advised on and structured some of the biggest high-profile and award winning M&A deals in the region in recent years.

Secretary Vanessa Tan

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Farhana Siddiqui is an immensely talented and meticulous lawyer with an eye for detail. Her drafting skills are precise and she is able to glean instantly what her clients interests are before they realize it themselves. She is highly experienced and an asset to have on any matter with a cool, sharp and analytical mind that speaks of years of experience and finely honed skill.

Naserah Tyebally, Founder - Colombo Supper Club
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I have worked with Farhana on three different transactions and the fact that we continued to go back to her says it all for her professionalism, responsiveness and coolness under pressure. I enjoyed working with her and would definitely recommend her.

Chong Chow Pin, CFO - Innovalues Holdings Pte Ltd
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We have worked with Farhana Siddiqui for the last 20 years on a variety of transactions from projects work, restructurings and finance and aside from her technical expertise as a lawyer, she is someone you want on your side of the table, tirelessly negotiating with a commercially viable solution for all parties.

Muhammad Aziz Khan, Chairman - Summit Group of Companies

Track record

Admissions

Publications

Memberships

Acting for Belford Investments Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd in its takeover of SMRT Corporation Ltd, by way of a scheme of arrangement.

Acting for the Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd as a consortium member in the takeover of Eu Yang Sang Ltd.

Acting as joint-lead deal counsel for Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology (JCET) advising on multiple aspects of a US$780 million (S$1.03 billion) pre-conditional voluntary general offer for STATS ChipPAC (including financing arrangements). This transaction won the Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards 2016 Asset and Corporate Finance Deal of the Year and the Singapore Business Review Business Ranking Awards 2015 Deal of the Year.

Singapore, 1997

England and Wales, 2001

New South Wales, 2007

Halsbury’s Singapore Chapter on Securities and Futures Act, editor

Chapter on Takeovers and Mergers, Woons’ Corporation Law

Global Legal Insights, Mergers & Acquisitions - March 2016, Singapore

Singapore Academy of Law

Law Society of Singapore

Law Society of England and Wales

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

2016
Partner

2016

Singapore

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