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Shari Hawke Counsel

+65 6800 9835
+65 8133 3624

Expertise and Professional Background

Shari Hawke is counsel in the Singapore office where she specialises in advising clients on British Virgin Islands law and Cayman Islands law aspects of corporate and private equity transactions. Shari has extensive transactional experience in both established and emerging markets advising international and domestic corporates, financial institutions and private equity funds on structuring, negotiating and documenting investments in a broad range of complex, cross-border transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, disposals, management buy-outs, strategic joint ventures and corporate restructurings.   
Beginning her career with Clayton Utz in Australia, Shari subsequently worked as a senior associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for 5 years in Singapore and Hong Kong and then as a senior associate at Allen & Overy for 3 years in Singapore before moving offshore.

Education & Admissions

Australian National University (BA) 1997
Australian National University (LLB) 1999
Australian National University (Graduate Diploma in Legal practice) 2000
Bar Admissions
Australian Capital Territory 2000
High Court of Australia 2000
New South Wales 2000
Hong Kong 2008
England and Wales 2014
British Virgin Islands 2014


Banking and Finance
Cayman Islands
Corporate and Commercial
Restructuring and Insolvency
Investment Funds
Asia Investment Funds
Asia Banking & Finance

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