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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 Kow provides strategic legal advice on foreign exchange administration, 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

Chambers Asia Pacific (2010 - 2014); one of the Leaders in their Field in Banking & Finance
Chambers Global (2013 and 2014); one of the Leaders in their Field in Banking & Finance
Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2013 and 2014); a Leading Lawyer in Banking and Capital Markets
Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2015 and 2016); a Leading Lawyer in Banking & Finance, Energy & Natural Resources and Financial Services Regulatory
Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2017 and 2018); a Market Leading Lawyer in Energy & Natural Resources and Financial Services Regulatory
Asialaw Profiles (2011, 2013 - 2016); an Asialaw Recommended Individual in Banking and Finance
IFLR1000 (2011 - 2014); a Leading Lawyer in Banking and Project Finance
IFLR1000 (2015 - 2017); a Leading Lawyer in Banking
IFLR1000 2018; a Highly Regarded Lawyer in Banking
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2010 – 2018); a Recommended Lawyer in Banking and Finance


Professional Associations

Malaysian Bar
International Bar Association (IBA)
International Swaps and Derivatives Association Inc (ISDA)


Professional Activities and Experience

Firm representative at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association Inc (ISDA)
Articles

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Update November 2020
Shearn Delamore & Co., December 2020

DISPUTE RESOLUTION The National Code (Revised 2020) Act 828 (“the Act”) came into force on 15 November 2020. It replaces its predecessor the National Land Code (Act 56 of 1965) that was in force since 1 January 1966. The Act was revised by the Commissioner of Law Revision under the authority of the Revision of Laws Act 1968...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Update October 2020 (Financial Services)
Shearn Delamore & Co., November 2020

SC and Bursa extend temporary margin financing flexibilitiesOn 28 September 2020, the Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) and Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa”) extended the temporary relief measures relating to margin financing to 31 December 2020. The relief measures, which took effect on 27 March 2020 via Participating Organisations’ Circular No. R/R 6 of 2020, were initially due to expire on 30 September 2020...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Update September 2020 (Financial Services)
Shearn Delamore & Co., October 2020

SME Merger and Acquisition instruments exempt from stamp dutyThe Prime Minister announced that starting from 1 July 2020 until 30 June 2021, eligible SMEs will be exempted from paying stamp duty on instruments for Mergers & Acquisitions (“M&A instruments”), including Contracts or Agreements for sale or lease of properties (including land, building, machinery and equipment); Instrument of Transfer and Memorandum of Understanding; Loans or Financing Agreement; and First Tenancy

Additional Articles

Articles & Publications:

Kow, C. & Siaw, T (2020). Malaysia. In S. Roy & K. Ben (Eds). International Comparative Legal Guide to: FINTECH 2020 (4th Eds, 211-218). Retrieved from http://www.shearndelamore.com/wp-content/uploads/publication/International-Comparative-Legal-Guide-to-Fintech-2020.pdf

Kow, C. & Siaw, T (2019). Malaysia. In S. Roy & K. Ben (Eds). International Comparative Legal Guide to: FINTECH 2019 (3rd Eds, 174-181). http://www.shearndelamore.com/wp-content/uploads/publication/The_International_Comparative_Legal_Guide_to_Fintech_2019_confirmed_by_ICLG.pdf

Kow, C. & Siaw, T (2018). Malaysia. In S. Roy & K. Ben (Eds). International Comparative Legal Guide to: FINTECH 2018 (2nd Eds, pp. 149-156). https://prodstoragesam.blob.core.windows.net/highq/2536831/the-nternational-comparative-legal-guide-to-fintech-2018.pdf


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