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

Shearn Delamore & Co.
Malaysia

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 September 2021 (2)
Shearn Delamore & Co., October 2021

Financial Services Malaysia Overnight Rate as Alternative Reference Rate Bank Negara Malaysia (“BNM”) announced on 24 September that the Malaysia Overnight Rate (“MYOR”) is an alternative reference rate for Malaysia. The MYOR: will be administered and calculated by BNM as the volume-weighted average rate of unsecured overnight Ringgit interbank transactions, including BNM’s overnight monetary operations (excluding Standing Facilities)...

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

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, We are pleased to bring you the latest legal updates for September 2021...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Updates August 2021 (2)
Shearn Delamore & Co., September 2021

Corporate/M&A Amendments to the Main Market Listing Requirements following Enhanced IPO Framework On 11 August 2021, Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Securities”) reviewed the Main Market Listing Requirements (“MMLR”) to ensure parity of regulation with the Securities Commission Malaysia’s (“SC”) introduction of an enhanced initial public offering (“IPO”) framework which took effect on 1 January 2021...

Additional Articles

Articles & Publications:

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