Chin Sook Kwan

Sook Kwan Chin
Partner | Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law)

Sook Kwan’s work encompasses a variety of debt transactions including direct and syndicated corporate loans, conventional and Islamic private debt securities, project finance transactions, aircraft and ship financing including leverage leasing.

Sook Kwan also advises clients on asset securitisation and other structured financing transactions. She was legal counsel for a number of securitisation transactions in Malaysia including the first of such transactions approved under the Securities Commission guidelines.

Sook Kwan began her legal career at Russell McVeagh Mckenzie Bartleet & Co, one of the largest commercial law firms in New Zealand. In 1996, Sook Kwan returned to Malaysia and joined Zaid Ibrahim & Co. (a member of ZICOlaw) as an Associate. Sook Kwan was made a Partner of the firm in 2000.

  • Advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya (1996)
  • Barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand (1993)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from Victoria University, New Zealand
  • Band 1| Banking & Finance | Malaysia
    Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific, 2016
  • Leading Lawyer| Banking  | Malaysia
    IFLR 1000, 2016
  • Global Expert| Capital Markets | Malaysia
    Euromoney’s Expert Guides, 2016
  • Global Expert| Women in Business Law| Malaysia
    Euromoney’s Expert Guides, 2016
  • English
  • Malay
Qualifications
  • Advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya (1996)
  • Barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand (1993)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from Victoria University, New Zealand
Awards
  • Band 1| Banking & Finance | Malaysia
    Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific, 2016
  • Leading Lawyer| Banking  | Malaysia
    IFLR 1000, 2016
  • Global Expert| Capital Markets | Malaysia
    Euromoney’s Expert Guides, 2016
  • Global Expert| Women in Business Law| Malaysia
    Euromoney’s Expert Guides, 2016
Languages
  • English
  • Malay