Liberalization of ASEAN Capital Markets - Part 2

[On Demand Webinar - DL1067]

Course Type: Audio / PowerPoint Presentation
Course Registration Fee: Lex Mundi Member Fee: No Charge / Non-Member Fee: No Charge
Duration: 60 minutes

Course Description:

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is made up of 10 Asia-Pacific countries and covers a population of more than 600 million people.  As a single entity, ASEAN would rank as the 7th largest economy in the world.

A key ASEAN goal towards creating a single market and production base (Vision 2020), will be a freer flow of capital amongst all member countries. This key tenet of the AEC will be achieved by the strengthening of the ASEAN capital markets, as well as allowing for greater capital mobility between ASEAN member states. To this end, individual Southeast Asian nations have rectified the proposal of ASEAN to harmonize capital market standards by taking steps towards liberalizing their respective capital markets.  

This live webinar is the second of a two-part series that will provide an overview for the liberalization steps undertaken by each ASEAN Capital Market:

  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam

What You Will Learn:

  • Capital Market Information
  • Applicable regulatory body/bodies
  • Registration and exemption requirements
  • Securities marketing regulations
  • Sponsor or agent engagement requirements 
  • Disclosure requirements and relevant considerations. 





Indonesia: Chandrawati Dewi, Partner, Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro

Ms. Chandrawati Dewi joined ABNR in 1997 and became a Partner on 1 January 2009. She graduated from the Faculty of
Law, Parahyangan Catholic University, majoring in Economic and Business Law. Prior to joining ABNR, she worked for the Economic Law and Improved Procurement Systems Project (ELIPS Project); a USAID-funded project focusing primarily on the development of economic law in Indonesia. From 2000 to 2004 she was assigned to the Singapore Office of ABNR. In ABNR, she has been extensively involved in matters relating to foreign investment, capital market, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and privatization.




Laos: Khanti Syackhaphom, Legal Advisor, Rajah & Tann 

Khanti joined the firm in 2011, experiencing in the practice area of general corporate and commercial law in Lao PDR. His experience includes foreign direct investments, establishment of businesses, merger & acquisition, joint venture, employment, general corporate compliance and banking and finance.




Malaysia: Quay Chew Soon, Partner, Skrine

Quay Chew Soon graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1987 and started his career in the position of Assistant Registrar of Supreme Court, Singapore from 19871989. During that period, he also served as (1) Magistrate and Coroner, Subordinate Courts; (2) Referee, Small Claims Tribunal; and (3) Registrar, Land Acquisitions Appeals Board. Chew Soon went on to obtain his Masters in Law from the National University of Singapore as well in 1990. From 19901993, he practiced with Lee & Lee, Singapore before joining Skrine in 1993. He became a partner of Skrine in 1996.





Philippines: Agustin R Montilla IV, Partner, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles

Agustin R. Montilla, IV, a partner, is a member of the Securities department. His practice focuses on securities, and corporate law. Agustin helps solve problems for domestic and foreign clients and corporations. His experience is built on international securities offerings, restructuring, takeovers, take-privates, and cross-border acquisitions. He also serves as an advisor to various charitable and non-profit organizations devoted to education and the care of those affected by cancer.
Agustin was involved in the groundbreaking Pilipino Telephone Corporation debt restructuring, which remains to be the largest in the Philippines to have ever been successfully concluded on a consensual basis. He has represented the then NASDAQlisted eTelecare Global Solutions, Inc. in an unprecedented auction requiring concurrent tender offers in the Philippines and the United States which necessitated compliance with incongruent laws and regulations. Agustin has been named as a leading lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific, AsiaLaw Profiles, and Asia Pacific Legal 500.




Vietnam: Vinh Q. Nguyen, Senior Attorney-at-Law, Tilleke & Gibbins

Vinh Quoc Nguyen is a senior associate in Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group. An expert in Vietnamese banking and real estate laws, he advises high-profile banks on secured and unsecured corporate lending and regulatory compliance. He also has considerable experience assisting clients in real estate development projects, negotiating management contracts, and advising on related real estate matters. Vinh is also experienced in M&A and corporate matters in Vietnam. For over a decade, Vinh served as a Legal Expert in the Ministry of Justice in Hanoi. Vinh continues to serve the government as a lecturer at Vietnam’s Judicial Academy in Ho Chi Minh City and as counsel to numerous government ministries. In 2012, he was appointed as an arbitrator for the Vietnam International Arbitration Center.
Vinh’s breadth and depth of legal knowledge is complemented by his strong language skills in English and Japanese. He earned his Doctor of Judicial Science from Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo and his LLM from Nagoya University in Nagoya. Vinh is a regular contributor to many business and legal journals and magazines such as the Saigon Times and the Legislative Study Journal.




Moderator: Edwin Seah, Head of Business Development and Strategy, Asia Pacific, Lex Mundi

In his role, Edwin assists Asian-based businesses in meeting their cross-border legal needs by leveraging on the full service capabilities of Lex Mundi member firms to meet their business needs in Asia Pacific and beyond. He also supports the Business Development plans of member firms in Asia Pacific by being involved in the conceptualizing, development and publicity of regional thought leadership by Asia Pacific member firms. 

With a professional background in Management Consulting and Marketing, Edwin graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science and has recently completed a Global MBA programme with Alliance Manchester Business School.

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