Sheela is a consultant in the Singapore office and of counsel in the corporate team in New York.
*Admitted in Singapore, England and Wales; not currently admitted in any US jurisdiction.
With 28 years of experience, Sheela routinely leads notable large-scale complex cross-border corporate and commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestments and restructuring, leveraged investments, joint ventures and leveraged buyouts. Her transactions span many jurisdictions across South East Asia and South Asia, primarily in education, energy, renewables, information technology, FinTech and telecommunications and financial services.
Sheela represents private equity players, sovereign wealth funds, and major players in the financial services industries, as well as multinational corporations. In addition, she has represented International Finance Corporation (IFC), Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Baring Asia Pacific Pte Equity, Carlsberg, Kerry Logistics, Sime Darby Property Berhad, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad, Kuwait Investment Authority and State General Reserve Fund of Oman, and Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (FMO) in transactions regionally.
Sheela has been consistently lauded by clients for her ability to "offer creative and workable solutions, being able to bridge the gap with the counterparty in every difficult situation", which is testament to her skills as a negotiator able to broker a middle ground and find solutions in difficult situations.
She is recognized as a leading lawyer for Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions for International Firms in Singapore by Chambers Asia Pacific (2009- 2015 editions) and also received notable mentions for Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions for International Firms in Singapore in The Legal 500, Asia Pacific (2011-2015 editions). In addition, she is recognized as being "well respected for her work in M&A and joint ventures" by Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 and 2015.