Chew Kok Liang is one of the founding members of RHTLaw Asia and is a Partner of its Corporate and Capital Markets Practice. He is uniquely qualified and experienced to advise on corporate and commercial law and practice, corporate governance, corporate finance, litigation and corporate secretarial services, having qualified as an accountant in 1980 and as a lawyer in 1994. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 2002.
Prior to legal practice, he was a Group Financial Controller cum Company Secretary with several Singapore Mainboard listed companies during the years of 1984 to 1999. Before practising as a lawyer, he was 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. He also advises on corporate governance compliance matters.
Kok Liang regularly speaks at seminars and he has presented 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.
He presented on “SGX’s Reminder to Audit Committees” at a seminar organised by the Singapore Institute of Directors and “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. Recently, he presented on “Rights Issue – Expanding Capital Base For Growth” and co-presented on “Changes To The Companies Act”.