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Explore the new challenges

and developments in Corporate Corporate

Finance Law

22-23 October 2008 l Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Key issues to be addressed: Our Panel of Experts:

l Developments, changes and updates in listing rules and Hamdi Abdullah, Partner
requirements for foreign companies in Malaysia
Meor Amri Bin Meor Ayob, Chief Operating Officer
l Understanding of the applicable statutes of corporate finance BONDWEB MALAYSIA
law and their implications
Tan Chin Leong, CFE, Consultant
l Corporate governance policy framework for corporations
Ramesh Pillai, CEO
l Bond market developments and valuation in Islamic market FRIDAY CONCEPTS, ASIA

William Du, Chief Executive Officer

l Grasp the important tools and framework to employ in risk INGENIOUS HAUS GROUP
management and due diligence practices
S. Saravana Kumar, Advocate & Solicitor
l Impact of cross-border listing on local and foreign companies LEE HISHAMMUDDIN ALLEN & GLEDHILL

Professor Dr. Aishah Bidin

l Audit committee and audit processes for good corporate Professor of Corporate and Insolvency Law Faculty
l How evaluation of board performances and selecting criteria is REFORM COMMITTEE (CLRC)
key to governance’s best practices
Yee Fook Weng, Partner
l Gain an in-depth understanding of Enterprise Risk Management MURAD YEE PARTNERSHIP
to drive Corporate Finance and legal issues Tan Siow Ming, Senior Executive Director
l Minimising your company’s liabilities and strengthening its
stability Muhammad Suria Doshi Abdullah
General Counsel/Company Secretary – Group Legal &
Company Secretarial Department
Organised By: Official Publications: SIRIM

Evonne Lim, Associate Director


Dr. Darren Ng, Executive Director


Wong Tat Chung, Partner

Create and maximise value & grow
v Tax implications of cross-border financing
Day One i 22 October 2008 i Wednesday and investment structures
v Tax issues pertaining to acquisition vehicles
8.00 REGISTRATION AND MORNING COFFEE v Tax implications in the structuring of mergers
& acquisitions
9.00 CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS v An introduction to the tax incentives in
Tan Chin Leong Malaysia
CFE, Consultant S. Saravana Kumar
9.10 Updated on the Reforms to the
Companies Act 1965 12.00 Structuring Cross-border
v Developments and trends of Corporate Law private equity transaction
Reform v Tax aspect of inbound and outbound
v Focus on areas of reform in the Companies transactions
Act 1965 v Structuring the transaction
v Challenges to enforcement of the Company v Planning with a view to ongoing tax issues
Act 1965 and laws
v Company Law Reform – Issues on Corporate v Risk management in cross-border agreements
Governance and financings
v Reform trends in directors’ duties and best v Use of exchangeable shares
practices Evonne Lim
Professor Dr. Aishah Bidin Associate Director
Professor of Corporate and Insolvency TAXAND MALAYSIA
Law Faculty
and Member
MALAYSIAN CORPORATE LAW REFORM 2.00 The changing face of company
COMMITTEE (CLRC) boards and the role of
10.00 MORNING REFRESHMENT v The role of directors and the boards in
corporate governance
10.20 Structuring the deal based on v Directors’ duties and liabilities
financial due diligence v Shareholding interests
v Are sales, cost and cash flow projections v Directors code of ethics
supportable into the future? v Corporate best practices in line with corporate
v Validated business models and projections governance
v Examining basic formulas and new Yee Fook Weng
alternatives in pricing and valuation: How Partner
to build pricing models, develop sensitivity MURAD YEE PARTNERSHIP
analysis and determine enterprise value
v Using financial due diligence to determine: 2.50 Risk management and the need
] Whether the deal is a “go” or “no go” for internal controls
] Renegotiating the price v Structure of compliance function
] Modifying the price structure v Policies and procedures
Tan Siow Ming v Maintaining a dynamic program
Senior Executive Director v Setting up risk rating criteria
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS v High risk relationship management
v Correspondent banking due diligence
11.10 Taxation of cross-border Tan Chin Leong
financing and investment CFE, Consultant
v An overview of the Malaysian Tax System CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINER

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owth through financial leadership
3.40 AFTERNOON REFRESHMENT v The significance of clearly defined roles in
corporate governance
4.10 Malaysia’s Islamic bond market v Managing the relationship between
posts strong growth - Malaysia stakeholders, directors and management
as a global hub for Islamic v Corporate and commercial aspects of
investment restructuring
v Current market responses and the future Muhammad Suria Doshi Abdullah
v The growth trends in Malaysia – Demands General Counsel/Company Secretary – Group
and market conditions Legal & Company Secretarial Department
v The world’s largest Islamic unit trust industry SIRIM
v The role of government in Islamic fund
management industry – Attracting foreign 11.10 Keeping up with Corporate Law
investors and Corporate Governance
Meor Amri Bin Meor Ayob v Developments in various countries
v The combined codes
Chief Operating Officer
v Corporate law reforms in Malaysia
Wong Tat Chung

12.00 Tax risk management as a

Day two i 23 October 2008 i Thursday strategy to minimise tax
v Understanding TRM as a sub-set of corporate
8.30 MORNING COFFEE governance
v Identifying TRM methodologies
9.00 CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS v TRM framework as part of good tax
Hamdi Abdullah compliance measure
Partner v Consideration TRM as a tool to minimise tax
S. Saravana Kumar
9.10 Utilising Enterprise Risk Advocate & Solicitor
Corporate Finance and Legal
Issues 12.50 LUNCH
v Strategically managing risk and the critical
success factors 2.00 Islamic finance structures in
v The ERM approach, its benefits and investment decisions
challenges v Compliance with Syariah Code
v ERM frameworks for competitive advantage v The need for finance structure in Islamic market
v Utilising ERM to strategically drive corporate v Terms of contract in Islamic law
finance and legal issues v Methods of settlements
Ramesh Pillai v Documentary credit
CEO v Conventional financing of trade
FRIDAY CONCEPTS, ASIA v Islamic concept in trade finance
Hamdi Abdullah
10.20 Corporate and Securities
2.50 Due diligence for private equity
Law Aspect – Governance
William Du
v Securities law disclosure obligations
Chief Executive Officer
v Balancing corporate stakeholder interests

FOR ENQUIRIES AND REGISTRATION: Fax (603) 2070 3369 or Call (603) 2070 3299
Key Benefits of Attending
4.10 Planning an effective Initial
Public Offering (IPO) 4 EXPAND your business in the country and
v Overview, update and trends in the IPO abroad through understanding of the latest
market developments on financial law in Malaysia
v Do you want to run a public company?
v Analysing the feasibility of taking your
4 LEARN legal and compliance issues concerning
company public
securities, banking regulations and investments
v Ensuring the right management team in
4 INCREASE efficiency in financial transaction
v Considerations when selecting an
activities and minimise risks
v Considerations when selecting advisors
Dr. Darren Ng 4 UNDERSTAND legal and commercial issues
Executive Director to maintain your operations efficiently and
WALTER RHODES effectively

5.00 END OF CONFERENCE 4 IMPROVE your organisations investment

management strategies and practices

Who should attend 4 INDENTIFY and overcome complicated tax

issues arising from business transactions
l Heads of Corporate Finance/

Corporate Planning 4 AVOID potential dispute and litigation through

effective management of financial risk
l Financial Controllers
l Heads of Investment/Asset 4 SUCCESSFULLY managing diverse financial
transactions in mergers and acquisitions and
Management/Fund Management
strategic alliances
l Treasurers
l Tax Advisors 4 NETWORKING and exchanging of ideas,
knowledge and information in finance with
l Legal Managers experts and legal advisors
l Corporate Legal Counsels
4 DISCOVER challenges facing corporate finance
l Regulators/Government Officials
professionals and how you can overcome them
l Company Secretaries
l Financial Advisers
4 GAIN insights on how to maintain good
relationship with regulators, law enforcement and
l Lawyers hostile media for effective financial due diligence

4 EXAMINE the powerful advantages of knowing

your clients and businesses to gain competitive
advantages for your organisation
This event provides your company with the unique opportunity
to influence the decisions and capture the interest of a
4 ADD ON to your business knowledge crucial
highly targeted audience. Capitalise on this ideal platform to
updates on disclosure requirements
market your services and form strategic relationships through
networking. Sponsorship and Exhibition options include:

k Luncheon k Cocktail Reception k Documentation

k Table-top Display k Promotional Materials FOR ENQUIRIES AND REGISTRATION

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Improve Corporate Performance in
Today’s Challenging Business World with the Latest
Updates of Corporate Finance Law

Corporate finance law issues have taken on a new focus and urgency in these legislatively
changing times. Those who stay on top of the latest reforms and changes in this evolving and
often complex area are in the position to structure their business strategies effectively and to
maximise profitability.

Today, it is imperative to be up-to-date and savvy about key legal aspects before you embark
on any major corporate finance transactions. The boundaries for markets have blurred, many
businesses are venturing into foreign markets while others are expanding and taking more
aggressive financial positions abroad. Organisations therefore need to be prepared to be
competitive and understanding corporate financial law will help you gear your organisation into
a good position to compete in a global economy and thus help generate successful investment
returns and drive growth.

Asia Business Forum is pleased to bring you this timely 2-day Conference on CORPORATE
FINANCE LAW which will equip and update you on the latest developments and provide expert
analysis and information to help meet the current and complex legal environment. The useful
knowledge you bring back from this conference to your company is the catalyst for even more
successful business deals as all the facts and guidance are streamlined and straightforward that
are critical for your company’s survival and growth.

This Conference will address the current corporate finance issues and hot topics in Malaysia.
These include the trends in corporate financing; the latest updates of corporate law on financial
instruments and valuation issues; Islamic financing structure; the changing role of company
boards; Enterprise Risk Management (ERM); the latest corporate tax update; and methods of
shareholder valuation.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from our line-up of distinguished law and corporate finance
experts who will provide answers to help you navigate many legal and regulatory issues faced
by most organisations. Reap the benefits of learning the best practices and new rulings in
financial law for a successful business, by staying current with the legal and regulatory issues
and adopting careful measures, you can manage legal risks and minimise corporate exposures
amidst increasingly complex legal requirements.


Call us at (603) 2070 3299 or fax your registration to (603) 2070 3369
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