A legal opinion is normally required for the closing of corporate banking/finance transactions. This talk will cover the common issues in drafting, negotiation enforceability, and capacity legal opinions. It will also cover the scope of legal opinions in domestic as well as cross-border transactions, including key points to be aware of when reviewing a foreign law legal opinion. This talk is relevant for junior to mid-level practitioners in the field of banking and finance, both conventional and Islamic.
Azlin Ahmad is a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills. She advises on banking and finance matters, with a focus on Shariah-compliant banking and financing. She has experience in both conventional and Islamic financing transactions, handling a variety of matters for retail and corporate clients, including representation for both the borrowers and financial institutions.
Originally from Kuala Lumpur, Azlin practised locally for a number of years before relocating to the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”), where she spent over a decade working primarily on Islamic financing matters.
She handles bilateral and syndicated financing, including project financing and private debt securities, as well as Islamic trust certificates (sukuk). Azlin also has experience in structuring and drafting corporate and retail Islamic products for banks and financial institutions, where her documentation for such products has been adopted in Malaysia, Singapore and the UAE. She has also assisted clients in corporate debt restructuring exercises and has acted as local counsel for numerous cross-border transactions that require advice from a UAE perspective. In a local UAE bank, she was seconded to assist setting up a new legal department, which was an experience that has given her insight into a client’s commercial and operational requirements.
Azlin is qualified as a barrister in England and Wales, and has been admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.
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