Islamic Finance & Banking – Conventional Versus Islamic Financing: The Main Differences (Session 3)

2 Jul 2020 - Thu / 1 day / 11:00am - 12:00pm / CPD Live session on Zoom

The third session of the series will run through some key concepts in Islamic financing and how the approach differs from conventional financing. It is recommended for those who are unfamiliar with Islamic financing concepts, and will give attendees the know-how to navigate through a broad range of Islamic financing products.

Law Student: RM 0
Member: RM 0
Members admitted from 1 July 2011: RM 0
Non-Member: RM 60
Pupil in Chambers: RM 0
Organisers: Bar Council

CPD Points: 2
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This CPD Live Session carries 1 CPD point.

It is free of charge for Members of the Bar, pupils in chambers, and law students, but advance registration is required. The registration fee for non-members is RM60.

Upon successful registration, a link to the CPD Live Session will be emailed to registered participants only. Registration will close at 3:00 pm, on 30 June 2020 (Tuesday).

No additional registration will be accepted once the closing date has passed, or if the CPD Live Session is full.

The CPD Department may not permit future registration if you fail to attend a CPD Live Session after registering, unless you provide an acceptable and valid reason(s).

The third session of the series will run through some key concepts in Islamic financing and how the approach differs from conventional financing. It is recommended for those who are unfamiliar with Islamic financing concepts, and will give attendees the know-how to navigate through a broad range of Islamic financing products.

CPD Live is an initiative by the Bar Council during the Movement Control Order, so that Members and pupils are not deprived of continuous learning even during these times.

Come join CPD Live at the comfort of your own home!


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 apart from acting 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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  • Full refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled or postponed by the organiser due to some circumstances.
  • No refunds for this course. However substitution is allowed.

The organiser reserves the right to modify, cancel or postpone the event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary, whereupon all registration fees paid will be refunded.


You are allowed to transfer your place to another participant, but you must notify the organiser with the necessary details.


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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