Shehani Sams

Specialist Counsel

Shehani joined PMC Legal in 2019.  Shehani is an experienced, commercial and dynamic senior lawyer with a wealth of international and regional experience in a number of areas in the funds management and financial services industry.  She has over 15 years of industry experience which she has gained in private practice, in-house and regulatory roles in Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong.  Shehani draws on this broad and diverse experience to understand how her clients conduct their businesses in order to provide commercially astute and relevant advice to her clients.

Prior to joining PMC Legal, Shehani was a consultant at Chi-X Australia Pty Limited where she assisted the market operator to set up their quoted managed fund platform.  Prior to that, her previous roles included the Head of Legal, Private Banking and Wealth Management at Standard Chartered Bank (SCB). The position was a global role where she had responsibility for legal matters and legal risk relating to the private banking and wealth management businesses and provided senior level support, strategic and tactical advice to executives at SCB.  Shehani managed a global team located in a number of jurisdictions including Singapore, Hong Kong, UAE, London, India and Africa. Prior to that, Shehani was a senior associate with Baker McKenzie (where she worked closely with Paula) and associate at King & Wood Mallesons.

Shehani has covered domestic and offshore regulated and unregulated funds, investment mandates, structured investment products and insurance and superannuation products.  She has advised on product establishment and governance, investment management, custodian, distributor and other service provider agreements, offer document preparation and due diligence, issue of promotional material and ongoing compliance obligations and regulator engagement in Australia and certain Asian markets.

Shehani likes to help others beyond her professional life and sits on the Board of EarlyEd, an organisation that provides family-centred early intervention services for children with disabilities or delays in their development, on a voluntary basis.

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