joined Windsor Place Consulting as a consultant in August 2001 and in
this capacity, she advises on communications policy, commercial and regulatory
issues including inter alia access and interconnection, licensing, numbering,
competition, spectrum and tariffing in Australasia, Asia and Africa.
this Sophia Chow worked as:
international lawyer with Freshfields Drew Napier in Singapore
where she advised on info-communications, information technology, e-commerce
and commercial law, including advising industry players (ranging from
mobile virtual network operators to Internet service providers) on licensing,
competition, access and other matters relating to the info-communications
industry in Singapore.
an Analyst with Cutler & Company in Melbourne, Australia during
2000 where she was involved in advising on telecommunications and broadcasting
policy, regulatory, competition and licensing issues. In this capacity
she was involved in a number of consulting projects in Australia, Malaysia
a legal assistant with Zul Rafique & Partners, a law firm in
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where she advised on information technology, broadcasting
and telecommunications related matters, including negotiating and drafting
of agreements for interconnection, corporate acquisitions, corporate restructuring
and other commercial matters relevant to the communications and multimedia
Key achievements include but have not been limited to:
Worked with the Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore
(the industry regulator) on a number of convergence issues in the communications
and broadcasting area, and on the selection process for the allocation
of Singapores mobile 3G and additional 2G/2.5G licences.
Undertaking a regulatory audit study on a telecommunications
operators international joint ventures the objective of which is
to identify and assess possible regulatory risks and concerns of the international
joint ventures, and to jointly plan with the respective international
joint ventures ways to optimally address such regulatory risks and issues.
Drafting and negotiation of terms and conditions of Interconnection
Agreements for fixed network and cellular mobile operators to include
inter alia equal access and cost based interconnection charges in accordance
with decisions by the Malaysian Government and Malaysias telecommunications
sector regulator to introduce more network competition.
Played a key role in advising a telecommunications operator on
the implications of local loop unbundling and last mile interconnection,
and the strategies in addressing these issues going forward.
Played a key role in the drafting and formulation of submissions
for a telecommunications operator in response to the Malaysian Communications
and Multimedia Commissions consultation papers on a range of regulatory
issues including inter alia spectrum plan, numbering and tariffing.
Formation of the constitutional documents of the Malaysian Access
Forum - which is a self-regulatory body of network facility and network
service providers dealing with access and interconnection issues created
under the auspices of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Act.
Development and formulation of a voluntary access code for an industry
forum in Malaysia which sets out the procedures and principles for access
and interconnection to network services and network facilities, for registration
with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.
Development and drafting of an access code and access undertaking
for a telecommunications operator in Malaysia which encompass terms and
conditions for access and interconnection for existing services and new
Review of the Singaporean telecommunications legislation, telecommunications
competition code, and access and interconnection regime for the Info-Communications
Authority of Singapore (the industry regulator).
Drafting of subsidiary legislation related to inter alia licensing,
spectrum allocation, and tariffing/rate regulation under the Malaysian
Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for the Malaysian Communications
and Multimedia Commission (the industry regulator).
Drafting of a convergence legislation for the Kingdom of Tonga,
and the due diligence and sale process of a stake in Tongan telephone
Drafting of an information memorandum on an international joint
venture of a telecommunications operator including inter alia advising
on legal issues and strategies surrounding the sale process.
was educated at the Convent of Holy Infant Jesus, Singapore where she
received the ASEAN Scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Singapore
and has been awarded a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Computer Science
and a Bachelor of Laws, both from Monash University, Melbourne. She is
fluent in English, Bahasa Malaysia, and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin
dialects). Sophia Chow is also a member of the Malaysian Bar.