This CPD Live session will cover both Islamic and conventional financing. It will explore how a financing deal is made, starting from letter of offer/term sheet to completion; and will discuss the functions of lawyers, borrowers, and bankers in ensuring a successful closing. Participants will also learn how to efficiently manage transaction deadlines, and most crucially, the basic workings of finance documents and their relationship with the real economy.
Azlin Ahmad has been given a foreign lawyer licence and currently practices at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP. She advises on banking and finance matters, focusing 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 has structured and drafted 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 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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- No refunds for this course. However substitution is allowed.
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CPD points will not be awarded to lawyers and pupils in chambers from Peninsular Malaysia who arrive more than 15 minutes late, are not present throughout the event, or leave before its scheduled end.
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