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Christina S. C. Kow

Christina S. C. Kow

Partner

Expertise

  • Financial Services
  • Personal Data Protection and Privacy Laws
  • Technology, Media & Telco

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

WSG Leadership

Financial Services
Co-Chair
Profile
Christina provides strategic legal advice on foreign exchange policy, the regulation of financial institutions, the regulation of securities (including collective investment schemes, securities borrowing and lending, licensing of regulated activities) and the regulation of derivatives.

She has extensive documentation experience in banking and financing transactions that include financing from conventional banks for project financing and working capital purposes, treasury products, debt capital market offerings, Islamic financing (both domestic and cross border), structured finance products and investment products.

In the developing fintech and regtech space, Christina gives advice on structures involving financial services or capital markets including cryptocurrencies, electronic payments and electronic platforms.

Bar Admissions

► Malaysia (1986)

Education

► LL.B, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
► Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
► Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Areas of Practice

Financial Services | Personal Data Protection and Privacy Laws | Technology, Media & Telco

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

► The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2020) - "Recommended Lawyer" in TMT
► The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2019 and 2020) - "Recommended Lawyer" in Islamic Finance
► The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2014 to 2020) - "Leading Individual" in Banking and Finance
► The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2010 to 2015 and 2019) - "Recommended Lawyer" in Capital Markets
► The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2010 to 2013) - "Recommended Lawyer" in Banking and Finance
► IFLR1000 (2018 to 2021) - "Highly Regarded Lawyer" in Banking
► IFLR1000 (2015 to 2017) - "Leading Lawyer" in Banking
► IFLR1000 (2011 to 2014) - "Leading Lawyer" in Banking and Project Finance
► Expert Guide (2018 and 2019) - "Leading Practitioner" in Banking and Women in Business Law
► Asialaw Profiles (2011, 2013 to 2016) - "Recommended Individual" in Banking and Finance
► Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2017 to 2019) - "Market Leading Lawyer" in Energy & Natural Resources and Financial Services Regulatory
► Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2015 and 2016) - "Leading Lawyer" in Banking & Finance, Energy & Natural Resources and Financial Services Regulatory
► Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2013 and 2014) - "Leading Lawyer" in Banking and Capital Markets
► Chambers Global (2013 and 2014) - "Band 3" in Banking & Finance
► Chambers Asia-Pacific (2010 to 2014) - "Band 3" in Banking & Finance

Professional Associations

► Malaysian Bar
► International Bar Association (IBA)
► International Swaps and Derivatives Association Inc (ISDA)
► Firm representative at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association Inc (ISDA)


Professional Activities and Experience

► Christina is one of the partners who issue the Malaysian jurisdictional opinions to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association Inc., the International Capital Market Association, the International Securities Lending Association and the Futures Industry Association respectively.
Articles

Shearn Delamore & Co Legal Updates June (1)
Shearn Delamore & Co., June 2021

Financial ServicesBNM issues Corporate Strategic Plan policy document for DFIsOn 27 May 2021, Bank Negara Malaysia (“BNM”) issued the Corporate Strategic Plan (“CSP”) policy document, applicable to all development financial institutions (“DFIs”) prescribed under the Development Financial Institutions Act 2002...

Shearn Delamore & Co Legal Updates May 2021
Shearn Delamore & Co., May 2021

Financial ServicesBank Negara Malaysia seeks feedback on Alternative Reference Rate and Strategic Direction on KLIBOR and KLIRROn 19 May 2021, Bank Negara Malaysia invited written feedback by 18 June 2021 on its Alternative Reference Rate and Strategic Direction on the Kuala Lumpur Interbank Offered Rate (“KLIBOR”) and the Kuala Lumpur Islamic Reference Rate (“KLIRR”) for the Malaysian Financial Markets discussion paper...

Shearn Delamore & Co Legal Updates May 2021
Shearn Delamore & Co., May 2021

Financial ServicesGuidance document on Climate Change and Principle-based TaxonomyOn 30 April 2021, Bank Negara Malaysia issued a finalised guidance document for financial institutions to assess and classify economic activities which contribute to climate change mitigation and adaption...

Additional Articles

Articles & Publications:

► The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Fintech 2018 - Global Legal Group, 2018-2020 [co-author]


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