International Comparative Legal Guides — Fintech 2021 Malaysia Chapter 

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends,

Our TMT Partners, Christina Kow and Timothy Siaw, have co-authored the Malaysian chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guides – Fintech 2021. The chapter covers a broad overview of common issues in fintech laws and regulations in Malaysia.

  • The Fintech Landscape
  • Funding For Fintech
  • Fintech Regulation
  • Other Regulatory Regimes / Non-Financial Regulation
  • Accessing Talent
  • Technology

To read more, please click here.

Christina Kow was admitted to practise in the High Court of Malaya in 1986. She holds an LL.B. and B.Com. from the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She is the head of the financial services practice in Shearn Delamore & Co. and regularly advises multinational banks and other financial institutions and capital market intermediaries on regulatory matters. Her areas of advice cover foreign exchange administration, the regulation of financial institutions, payment systems, securities (including collective investment schemes, securities borrowing and lending, and licensing of regulated activities) and derivatives. She also has extensive experience in financing transactions, having acted for borrowers as well as lenders in different transactions, including onshore and offshore financing transactions under conventional as well as Shari’ah-compliant facilities.

Tel: +60 3 2027 2786

Email: [email protected]

Timothy Siaw graduated with a B.Sc. and an LL.B. from Monash University, Australia in 1990 and has been admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. Tim heads the Telecommunications, Media & Technology practice group of the firm. He has practised for over 25 years in the areas of information technology, intellectual property, media, communications, competition, data protection, and consumer protection. He advises on the regulatory requirements and compliance under the purview of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission. Tim negotiates and drafts ICT, technology transfer and licensing agreements. Tim is the author for the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA), reports on Malaysia’s OTT TV Policies and has contributed to the annotations of the various statutes in relation to Intellectual Property for Lexis-Nexis. Tim has been identified as a leading lawyer in various publications including Chambers Asia, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Asialaw, Who’s Who Legal, Euromoney Expert Guides and IAM Patent 1000 over the years.

Tel: +60 3 2027 2660

Email: [email protected]


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