This three-part series offers a basic understanding and provide a refresher on the process of a financing transaction, from term sheet, documentation, signing, conditions precedent and legal opinions. It will explain the functions of certain standard terms in financing documents, and the avenues in which they can be negotiated. The aim is to highlight issues and pitfalls that legal counsel for both banks and borrowers should be aware of so that they can render better advice to their clients. While the first two sessions will cover both conventional and Islamic financing structures, the third part will focus more on the Islamic finance market, including terms specific to Islamic financing, such as terminology and dispute resolution.
This session is suitable for both Islamic and conventional financing. It will explain the standard representations, warrantie sevents of default and boilerplate clauses in finance agreements, why they are required and how to secure the best position for your client. It is through understanding the purposes of these clauses that a lawyer can successfully negotiate better terms. This session will also highlight how common mistakes in drafting or negotiating these clauses can be avoided.
Azlin Ahmad advises on banking and finance matters, with a focus on Islamic financing. With a background in conventional banking and finance, Azlin specialises in the field of Shariah -compliant banking and financing. She has extensive experience in both conventional and Islamic financing transactions, handling a variety of matters for retail and corporate clients, and representing both the borrowers and financial institutions. Originally from Kuala Lumpur, Azlin practised in Kuala Lumpur 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 is also highly experienced in structuring and drafting corporate and retail Islamic products for banks and financial institutions, and the documentation for such products has been widely adopted in the UAE and, prior to that, in Malaysia and Singapore. She has also assisted clients in their corporate debt restructuring exercises as well as acted as local counsel for numerous cross-border transactions that require advice from a UAE perspective. She was seconded to one of the local banks in the UAE, to assist in the setting up of its new legal department, which has given her a greater insight into clients’ 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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