Many thanks for attending our Accessing the London Capital Markets Forum.

The event was enjoyed by all those who attended on the day; commenting on how they welcomed the opportunity to meet in an informal & independent forum and learn about the benefits, procedures, rules and regulations for listing on the London Stock Exchange

Special thanks to the British Embassy Bangkok and the UK Trade and Investment and our sponsors Capita Asset Services, Cenkos Securities, Crowe Clark Whitehill and Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance; without their support, this event would not have been possible.

We look forward to seeing you on the day!

Best Regards

Centillion Forums
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61 Wireless Road (Witthayu), Bangkok

10330 Thailand

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Welcome Address


Mark Kent

Bristish Ambassador

British Embassy Bangkok


Overview of the London Stock Exchange


Robin Stevens

Head of Capital Markets

Crowe Clark Whitehill


Presentations and Panel Discussion


John Chessher

Head of Asia

Cenkos Securities


Tom Platts


Stephenson Harwood


Leon Santos

Group Partner

Collas Crill


Robin Stevens

Head of Capital Markets

Crowe Clark Whitehill


Forum Closes


** One-on-one meetings can be arranged upon request for registered delegates, please send us your request at or when you are completing the online registration page.


John Chessher

Chief Executive Officer

Cenkos Asia

John is responsible for building Cenkos’ business in Asia. He has spent more than twenty years in the investment management and investment banking industries, based in Europe and Asia. He has extensive experience in capital raisings globally, across a range of sectors and countries. John previously held positions as Head of Research and co-Head of Asia ex-Japan for Schroder Securities and was later Head of Asia Pacific Equity Research for Schroder Investment Management. He is a co-founder of AnaLec, an Indian-based provider of software systems for investment banks.


John graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Engineering Science. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds an MBA and an MSc from Henley Business School. John has an ongoing interest in how markets operate and has lectured in finance at business schools in the UK and Asia.

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Tom Platts


Stephenson Harwood

Tom has extensive experience of advising on cross-border M&A, corporate finance, private equity and general commercial work. He has acted on a range of public takeovers, private M&A transactions in the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia as well as numerous primary and secondary equity offerings.


Tom has been based in Singapore for several years, having previously worked in London and Paris at another major international law firm. He speaks French fluently.


Since moving to Singapore, Tom’s focus has been on emerging markets M&A. In recent years, Tom has advised clients on their M&A opportunities across much of South and Southeast Asia, including Myanmar where he has advised numerous companies and professional services providers on their strategic investments into the country. Tom has written articles in several legal journals and co-authored the recently published English law section of Gesellschaftsrecht des Auslands (Corporate Laws of the World).

Leon Santos - photo (resized)

Leon Santos

Group Partner

Collas Crill

A Funds specialist, Leon Santos is a group partner in Collas Crill’s Singapore office.


Leon has significant offshore and onshore experience  advising private equity and hedge fund managers, banks and corporations on fund establishment, investment structuring and operational issues. He also has a broad background in corporate finance and commercial matters, having advised on M&A, listings and business contracts in various industries.


A former client praises Leon’s “ability to provide clear advice even in complex situations”. Leon has advised the Boards of Directors of offshore funds on fund operation and investor-related issues. A non-executive director of one fund said: “Leon has been in a difficult political and economic climate, a valued advisor including the handling of a complicated restructuring; he is knowledgeable, alive to the business climate issues and a pleasure to work with.”


Having qualified as a lawyer in 1999 in Australia, prior to joining Collas Crill Leon worked at SJ Berwin and Kirkland & Ellis in London and as a director and counsel for a large fund management company. The broad remit of this role encompassed fund structuring, on and offshore regulatory/compliance matters and group corporate advice.



Robin Stevens
Partner, Corporate Finance
Crowe Clark Whitehill

Robin is a partner in our London office and heads our corporate finance team specialising in capital market transactions in China and South East Asia. He has extensive experience in corporate advisory and reporting assignments for emerging businesses including raising development capital, due diligence investigations, management buy outs, capital reconstructions, business valuations and pre-flotation planning.


Robin has been the assignment partner responsible for advising on many acquisitions by public and private companies, in the UK and overseas and for IPO’s on the main and secondary market involving companies in North America, China, S E Asia and China. In addition Robin has acted in connection with the IPO’s for companies operating in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong. He has been involved in advising clients on privatisation issues and undertaking international due diligence and valuation assignments”

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