Christina S. C. Kow

Partner
Head, Financial Services
Personal Data Protection & Privacy Law
Technology, Media & Telco

Qualifications

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

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.

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.

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific

TMT 2020 - Recommended Lawyer
Islamic Finance - Recommended Lawyer for 2 consecutive years (2019-2020)
Banking and Finance - Leading Individual for 7 consecutive years (2014-2020); Recommended Lawyer from 2010-2013
Capital Markets - Recommended Lawyer (2010-2015 and 2019)

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms

Banking - Highly Regarded Lawyer for 4 consecutive years (2018-2021); Leading Lawyer from 2015 to 2017
Banking and Project Finance - Leading Lawyer for 4 consecutive years (2011-2014)

Expert Guide

Banking and Women in Business Law - Leading Practitioner (2018-2019)

Asialaw Profiles

Banking and Finance - Recommended Individual (2011, 2013-2016)

Asialaw Leading Lawyers

Energy & Natural Resources and Financial Services Regulatory - Market Leading Lawyer for 3 consecutive years (2017-2019)
Banking & Finance, Energy & Natural Resources and Financial Services Regulatory - Leading Lawyer for 2 consecutive years (2015-2016)
Banking and Capital Markets - Leading Lawyer for 2 consecutive years (2013-2014)

Chambers Global

Banking & Finance – Band 3 for 2 consecutive years (2013-2014)

Chambers Asia-Pacific

Banking & Finance – Band 3 for 5 consecutive years (2010-2014)

  • Member, Malaysian Bar
  • Member, International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Firm Representative, International Swaps and Derivatives Association Inc. (ISDA)
  • Co-authored the International Comparative Legal Guide, Fintech 2018 (Global Legal Group), 2018-2020