Erlene is a partner in our corporate team.She is a trusted advisor to a group of high net worth individuals and families whose business and personal interests span from the traditional (real estate, manufacturing and mining) to the innovative (digital/social media and technology). Having assisted her clients with a wide spectrum of transactional, corporate, commercial and advisory work, Erlene effectively serves as the external in-house counsel for her clients. Erlene takes a keen interest in her clients and their business and is able to cater her advice to address their specific needs and concerns.
The excellent and practical advice provided by the team at Withers KhattarWong has led to an extremely favourable result. The transaction involved substantial complexities which were smoothly navigated by the team. This is a testament to the team's technical strength and robust network of expertise.
Me in a minute
I especially enjoy the intensity of negotiations and the rush of closing a deal. I find that I work best when I know the "story" behind the deal and can internalise the motivations and objectives of the clients. I am very much vested in my clients which is why I often talk in terms of what "we" want to do and what "we" want to achieve in the transaction. This is even though I know full well I will not be making the same multiple on the transaction.
If I were not a lawyer, I would have loved to become a professional triathlete or something equally punishing.