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CHEW Kok Liang

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Kok Liang is a founding member of RHTLaw Asia and is a Partner of our Corporate & Capital Markets Practice. Having first qualified as an accountant before practicing law, he is uniquely able to advise on corporate and commercial law and practice, corporate governance, corporate finance, litigation, and corporate secretarial services.

Practice AreaCapital MarketsCommercial LawCompany LawCorporate & Capital MarketsCorporate & Commercial LawCorporate Compliance/GovernanceM&ARegulatory ComplianceTakeovers & Mergers
Industry GroupConsumer Brands

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Kok Liang was called to the Singapore Bar in 2002, and prior to that gained valuable industry experience as a Group Financial Controller cum Company Secretary with several Singapore Mainboard listed companies during the years of 1984 to 1999 and as a Managing Director of a public listed company.

His experience includes reverse takeovers, initial public offers, mergers, acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures, rights issues, placements, loan stocks, capital reduction, share award plans, employee share options and interested person transactions as well as advising on corporate governance compliance matters.

Kok Liang has shared his insights at seminars on topics such as insider trading, market rigging, prospectus and placement requirements, Interested Person Transactions, continuing listing obligations, recent developments in reported corporate cases, running an effective annual/extraordinary general meeting, Competition Law, understanding financial statements, and deceptive accounting and earnings manipulation.

Kok Liang has presented on “SGX’s Reminder to Audit Committees” at a seminar organised by the Singapore Institute of Directors, “Revisions to the Code of Corporate Governance – Key Issues Arising” at a seminar organised by the Singapore Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, “changes to the SGX Listing Manual” and “Rights Issue – Expanding Capital Base for Growth” and co-presented on “Changes to the Companies Act”.

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