Many thanks for attending our Accessing 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 our sponsors Bedell Trust, Cenkos Securities, Collas Crill, Crowe Clark Whitehill and Stephenson Harwood; without their support, this event would not have been possible.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Best Regards
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Tuesday, 6th September 2016
Plaza Athenee Bangkok,
A Royal Meridien Hotel,






Welcome Address


Brian Davidson

British Ambassador

British Embassy Bangkok


Overview of the London Stock Exchange


Yi Xie

Asia Pacific Director, Primary Markets

London Stock Exchange


Presentations and Panel Discussion


John Chessher

Chief Executive Officer

Cenkos Asia


Matthew Gorman


Reed Smith


Leon Santos

Group Partner

Collas Crill


Robert Ayliffe

Managing Director of Asia

Bedell Trust


Robin Stevens

Head of Capital Markets

Crowe Clark Whitehill



Forum Closes

Robert Ayliffe - photo

Robert Ayliffe
Managing Director of Asia
Bedell Trust

Originally from Jersey, where he was born and educated, Robert is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 25 years financial services experience. He has held a number of senior financial service roles in Jersey, Kuala Lumpur and London, before he relocated to Singapore in 2012.


Robert is a specialist in the use of Jersey structures for UK real estate investment, fund and wealth management activities, and IPOs on the London Main and AIM markets. He also holds considerable experience and expertise in trust, corporate and fund administration services.


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.

Matthew Gorman

Matthew Gorman


Reed Smith

Matthew is a corporate partner based in Reed Smith’s Singapore office and a member of the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources Group. He has extensive transactional experience across a range of corporate and commercial disciplines including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity capital markets and private equity and venture capital.


Matthew provides strategic advice to both private and public companies and his knowledge of complex financing issues and his experience in understanding clients’ objectives makes him a skilled advisor in sectors spanning, energy and resources, transportation and logistics, media, real estate and financial services.


Having worked in London for over 10 years before moving to Asia, Matthew has built up particular expertise in advising companies, financial institutions and intermediaries on transactions on the London Stock Exchange and its AIM market in particular. He also brings to any fund-raising transaction his thorough knowledge of the investment process and his understanding of Asian markets, cultures and corporate business styles.


Matthew’s extensive cross-border experience cover a wide range of jurisdictions throughout Asia and beyond – including Singapore, Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Oman and Georgia.


Matthew is recognised by Chambers Asia 2015 as a Leading Individual in the Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets categories.

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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