This session will examine the key definitions and concepts characteristic of most finance documents and will explain how these are to be used in the successful negotiation and understanding of a finance document. This session will also go through drafting tips to ensure more accurate and error-free drafting.
Azlin Ahmad 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
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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