Many thanks for attending our NEX Exchange Asia Roadshow.

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 NEX Exchange.

Special thanks to the NEX Exchange and Department for International Trade, and our sponsors Crowe Clark Whitehill, K&L Gates and Minerva; without their support, this event would not have been possible.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!


Best Regards

Centillion Forums
T 852 2521 6505



K&L Gates Office, Singapore

10 Collyer Quay, #37-01 Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315

T +65 6507 8100



Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

T  +60 3 2380 8888



Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel, Bangkok

61 Wireless Road (Witthayu), Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand

T  +66 2650 8800



Tuesday, 28th February 2017
K&L Gates Office, Singapore
Wednesday, 1st March 2017
Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
Thursday, 2nd March 2017
Plaza Athénée Bangkok, Thailand






Welcome Address


Warren Pain
Deputy Director and Head of Inward Investment

Department for International Trade

(Singapore Only)


Deborah Clarke

Department for International Trade

(Kuala Lumpur Only)


Greg Watkins
Executive Director

British Chamber of Commerce Thailand 

(Bangkok Only)



NEX Exchange – Offering International Access to our UK Stock Exchange Community


David Battle

Managing Director, Markets

NEX Exchange


– About NEX Exchange

– Our proposition for South East Asia Companies

– How NEX and its partners can offer Value for Companies and their intermediaries in the region


Max Raynor

Sales, UK and International

NEX Exchange


– The NEX Exchange Community

– NEX Exchange Companies

– Joining NEX Exchange

– NEX Exchange Market Dynamics


Robin Stevens


Crowe Clark Whitehill


– The IPO Process – An Overview
–  Illustrative Timetable
–  What are Investors looking for?
–  Case Studies
–  How to Become Investor Ready
–  How will Investors Value Your Business?
–  Valuation Methodologies
–  IPO Capital Structure
–  The Role of the Reporting Accountant
–  Potential Accounting and Taxation Issues
–  Success Factors



Legal Aspects and Practical Steps for a London Listing

Nicholas Hanna


K&L Gates


– K&L Gates at a Glance

– Eligibility Criteria

– Admission overview of listing on NEX Exchange

  • – Preparation for admission
  • – Admission documentation
  • – Marketing and Admission
  • – Continuing obligations

– Practical considerations



Gavin Wilkins

Client Relationship Director

Minerva Trust & Corporate Services


– Case studies – similarities & differences

– Holding Companies – why use Jersey?

– Relocating an existing holding company

– Pre-IPO structuring considerations

– Role of the Fiduciary Services Provider

– Minerva at a Glance



Q&A Session



Forum Closes


David Battle

Managing Director, Markets

NEX Exchange

David Battle is responsible for business and market development as well as customer delivery. David has specialised in sales and customer relationship management in financial markets for over 25 years. Most recently as SVP for Singapore Exchange, he was previously Managing Director Deutsche Bank Group (Global Finance) and prior to that board director and MD, sales and customer relations, for listed company Rolfe & Nolan Computer Services Plc.

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Nicholas Hanna


K&L Gates

Mr. Hanna is a partner in the Singapore office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP. He has a particular focus on equity capital markets, private equity, venture capital and alternative methods of raising capital.


He represents numerous corporate clients seeking to list in London on the Official List,  AIM  as well as NEX/ISDX.. He also advises on structuring private equity funds and other methods of alternative finance including private placements and convertible bonds.


Mr. Hanna acts for a broad range of industries including life sciences, technology, social media, oil and gas, mining, financial services, defense, aviation and manufacturing.


Prior to moving to Asia, Mr. Hanna practiced law in London for 11 years. He has been working on transactions in Asia and living in the region for over a decade.


Mr. Hanna is a regular speaker at seminars and workshops on London listings and alternative means of raising capital.


He is strongly recommended in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 2017 edition and has been described as being “….exceptionally good” and as a “very accomplished and effective lawyer”. He is also recognised in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific in 2015 and 2016 in the ‘Capital Markets: International’ and ‘Capital Markets – UK’ categories for Singapore.


Max Raynor

Sales Executive

NEX Exchange

Max Raynor is part of the Sales team responsible for sourcing prospective issuers and being a key point of contact throughout the on boarding process.  Max Joined as a graduate from Reading University having studied Finance and Investment Banking, in addition to completing an equity research internship in Hong Kong.


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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Gavin Wilkins


Minerva Trust & Corporate Services

Gavin is a Client Relationship Director at Minerva, a global independent provider of corporate and private client administration services. Minerva has been working with Asian businesses for over 35 years and is present in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Gulf. Gavin has extensive experience across a variety of asset classes in the areas of private client, corporate and fund administration. Gavin is a regular traveller across South and South East Asia and has assisted with IPOs and transactions on the London Main Market, AIM and ISDX in 2016.

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