Evelyn's primary focus is on banking and finance transactions (including both conventional and Islamic finance) such as debt capital markets financing, bilateral and syndicated transactions, bridging loans and offshore loans. Evelyn is also experienced in handling general corporate and commercial matters, including privatisation, schemes of arrangement and capital reduction.
EXPERIENCE AND CREDENTIALS
Evelyn commenced her career in legal practice at one of the leading law firms in Malaysia, before joining a local investment bank as a legal and compliance officer in 2015. Evelyn joined Chooi & Company as a partner on 15 May 2018.
In the field of banking and finance, Evelyn has experience in advising and documenting corporate bonds and sukuk transactions, asset financing, bank capital instrument, structured finance transactions, syndicated term and multi-facility loans and other general banking matters. Evelyn has involved in some notable debt capital markets transactions, including the first Ringgit covered sukuk in Asia issued by a Malaysian financial holding company with dual recourse structure and backed by financing receivables, and a multi-billion Ringgit sukuk programme issued by a Malaysian cooperative and developmental financial institution.
Evelyn also has experience in advising the legal and compliance aspects of the corporate and financing transactions and operations undertaken by a local investment bank. She conducts legal and compliance trainings, develops compliance programmes and operational procedures and advises particularly on matters in relation to banking secrecy under Financial Services Act 2013; Personal Data Protection Act 2010; Competition Act 2010; Bank Negara Malaysia's Notices on Foreign Exchange Administration Rules and Guidelines on Prohibited Business Conducts and Consumer Protection; Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) enacted by the US Government and Common Reporting Standard (CRS) developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Evelyn graduated with a degree in law from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle in 2006, and thereafter obtained the Malaysian Certificate in Legal Practice in 2007. She was admitted as an advocate & solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2008.