Many thanks for attending our Listing in London Workshop 2015.

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 London Stock Exchange, the UK Trade & Investment and our sponsors Bird & Bird, Capita Asset Services, Cenkos Securities, Collas Crill and Crowe Clark Whitehill; without their support, this event would not have been possible.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Centillion Forums
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Listing in London Workshop




JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

183 Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur  55100
T 60 3 2715 9000
F 60 3 2715 7000








Welcome Address

Tony Collingridge
Director of Trade and Investment
UK Trade and Investment



Overview of the London Stock Exchange

Yi Xie
Director – Asia Pacific, Primary Markets
London Stock Exchange



Speaker Presentations

John Chessher
Head of Asia
Cenkos Securities


  • An Introduction
  • What to look for in a Nomad
  • What investors are looking for?
  • Case Study
  • Summary


Simon Fielder
Bird & Bird


  • Introduction
  • Role of UK legal adviser
  • Due diligence and key legal aspects of being ready to IPO
  • Key contractual documents
  • Directors liability and protective measures


Leon Santos
Group Partner
Collas Crill


  • Market Trends
  • Benefits of Jersey and Offshore Listcos
  • Value of Corporate Governance
  • Considering Private Wealth and Trusts



Robert Ayliffe
Managing Director
Capita Asset Services

  • Business introduction
  • IPO trends, focusing on London AIM
  • Pre IPO corporate structuring and the relevance of trusts
  • Practical considerations regarding the management of Listco pre and post IPO
  • The role of the company secretary



Robin Stevens
Head of Capital Markets
Crowe Clark Whitehill


  • An Introduction
  • The IPO Process – An overview
  • Illustrative timetable
  • What are investors looking for?
  • Case studies of successful IPOs
  • How to become investor ready
  • How will investors value your business?
  • Conclusions – The keys to a successful IPO


Kim Seng Teh


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.


Robert Ayliffe

Managing Director

Capita International Financial Services (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Rob leads the representative office of Capita Asset Services, a key division of Capita plc, a FTSE 100 company.  Tasked with enhancing Capita’s distribution channels across Asia, Rob’s focus is on building relationships with clients looking to invest in the UK and Europe or to IPO on one of the London stock exchanges.


Prior to moving to Singapore, Rob was based in Capita’s Jersey office, where he held a number of business unit and divisional roles including Head of Corporate Services, responsible for leading a team of 70 staff focussing on delivering a range of corporate and trustee services to real estate and fund management clients, international groups, sovereign wealth funds and companies listed in London.


In Jersey, Rob also sat on the boards of a number of client companies including many real estate holding structures. This included responsibility for Capita’s relationship with a major sovereign wealth fund, a Middle Eastern banking institution and a UK property development company and its transition to a listing on London’s AIM market.


Prior to joining Capita in 2007, Rob worked for PwC for 15 years spending time in their offices in London, Jersey and Kuala Lumpur and specialising in the financial services industry.  During this time, Rob developed experience of working with multi-national companies, private banks, funds, private equity and hedge fund managers and HNWIs, with an emphasis towards emerging markets. Rob was based in KL for approximately 18 months during 1998/99.


Rob is ACA qualified and a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


Simon Fielder


Bird & Bird

Simon is a corporate partner at Bird & Bird in London. He specialises in advising companies on flotation on both the AIM market and the main market of the London Stock Exchange. Simon has worked extensively with overseas companies looking to expand their businesses or raise finance in Europe and has been more involved in a number of transactions involving the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in India, Malaysia and Singapore.


Simon has been a director and advisory board member of a number of digital media and technology companies listed in the UK and overseas. He works extensively with clients in the media, technology, cleantech and life science sectors but his international client base also covers clients from a broad range of industries.


Prior to joining us, Simon headed the London corporate department of US law firm, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and he has advised on share and convertible bond issues which have included US private placements under Rule 144A/Regulation D as well as co-ordinating the provision of European and Asian securities law advice in connection with global offerings by international issuers.


Yi Xie, CFA
Director – Asia, Equity Primary Markets
London Stock Exchange

Yi is a Director in the London Stock Exchange’s Asia-Pacific team based in Hong Kong, responsible for developing the Exchange’s primary markets business in a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, etc.


Yi joined the London Stock Exchange in April 2007, and worked in the Exchange’s London Headquarters for 4 years before being relocated to Hong Kong. Yi has advised a number of Asian companies on their listings on the London Stock Exchange, and works closely with other relevant organisations in promoting the London capital markets to companies in the Asia-Pacific region.

Before joining the Exchange, Yi worked for Ernest & Young in Shanghai, China, and was involved in a number of IPO financial due diligence projects for China’s A-share market.


Yi has been educated in both China and the UK. He holds a PhD in Economics from University College London and a BSc in Economics from Fudan University.

Yi is also a CFA charter holder and member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment in the UK.


Kim Seng Teh
Founder & Chairman
Netrove Ventures Group

Mr. Teh’s background spans the legal, corporate advisory, M&A and corporate finance, venture capital and technology industries in Asia. Trained in London, then in Hong Kong, he has undertaken major engagements in M&A and corporate finance including deals such as the listing of companies in Hong Kong and London and cross-border M&A. He has extensive experience in advising, managing and operating technology start-ups/growth companies in Asia having previously invested in, advised and taken interim positions in many such companies. Prior to founding Netrove, he was a partner, director and COO at Clarion Capital, a regional investment firm. Before that he was a senior associate and a member of the Corporate & Finance Group at Simmons & Simmons for a number of years where he specialised in corporate finance, securities and commercial deals including international public securities offerings, cross-border mergers and acquisitions (including takeovers), securities and regulatory advisory work, corporate reorganisations and restructuring. Currently, he sits on various public boards of directors/advisors including that of Genetec Technology Berhad, a regional precision engineering group based out of Malaysia and listed


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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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”

** 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.


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