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Announcement of New Partner, Karen Kaur

Shook Lin & Bok, Kuala Lumpur has expanded its corporate team by welcoming experienced funds lawyer, Karen Kaur as a partner of the firm.


Karen boasts over 24 years of legal experience and has spent 11 of those years in the Hong Kong-based firm, Deacons, in its financial services practice group. While at Deacons, Karen worked with a wide range of international and local fund houses and has considerable experience in the establishment of private and retail investment products, including hedge funds, UCITs, private equity funds, equity and bond funds, as well as authorisation for public sale in Hong Kong of Hong Kong unit trusts and offshore mutual funds from a variety of jurisdictions. She also advised on all regulatory aspects of investment business, including licensing requirements, compliance issues and review of ISDAs, side letters, distribution agreements and prime brokerage agreements. Karen was a partner at Deacons from 2007 to 2012.

Patricia David, managing partner of Shook Lin & Bok is delighted to welcome Karen back to the firm: “Karen worked as an associate with us during the early years of her career before she moved to Hong Kong and we are happy to have her back with us as a partner in the firm”.Karen who holds a First Class Honours degree from the Law Faculty of the University of Malaya, and a Masters in Law from Harvard Law School, USA, added: “I am excited to be back in Shook Lin & Bok and to be based in my home city, Kuala Lumpur. Everyone at Shook Lin & Bok has been warm and welcoming and I look forward to putting my skills and experience to good use in a highly reputable law firm.”