Roadmap to Hong Kong IPO

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange reclaimed its crown as the world’s #1 IPO market in 2018 with attractive valuation and liquidity. How do companies tap into the Hong Kong capital markets with an IPO?
BoardRoom organized an event with experts from Hong Kong to discuss latest happenings in the Hong Kong IPO Market, including a panel discussion with two HKEX-listed Singapore companies which provided interesting insights on all you need to know about listing in Hong Kong.
Join the experts from Hong Kong for an insightful event!

Event Details:


31 July 2019


04:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Boardroom Limited
50 Raffles Place, Level 31

Keynote Speakers

Lai Voon Wai, Founder
Voon Wai has over 23 years of experience in the securities industry and was involved in different aspects of securities business, including initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, financial advisory, equity and debt capital market transactions in Hong Kong and China.

The Resolute Group
Corporate Finance Consulting
The Resolute Group is an independent corporate finance consulting firm focusing on corporate and financial consultancy, mergers acquisitions and corporate restructurings. The Resolute Group services include facilitating clients in the Asian region who wish to access the capital markets on an internationally recognised stock exchange, raise capital in different stages of their corporate development and corporate strategies.

Wallace Cheung, Director
Mr. Cheung has over 9 years of solid experiences in corporate finance. He principally engaged in wide range of corporate finance activities including initial public offerings, right-issues, mergers and acquisitions matters and financial advisory services for a diversity of industries. Prior to joining Messis Capital, Mr. Cheung worked at a Hong Kong-based corporate finance company.

Mr. Cheung graduated from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Finance, Accounting and Management. He is a currently a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) of the CFA Institute and is licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission as a responsible officer under the Securities and Future Ordinance to carry out Type 6 regulated activities (advising on corporate finance).

Messis Capital
Investment Bank
Messis Capital is a Hong Kong-based investment bank offering a diverse range of corporate finance solutions including; acting as an IPO Sponsor, Financial Advisor, Compliance Advisor & Independent Financial Advisor. Their expertise in the complexities of corporate finance and their experience in Greater China Region financial markets allow them to deliver tailored solutions for their clients. In the past few years, they have taken several Singaporean companies to be successfully listed in Hong Kong.

Warren Ko, Partner
Warren joined Robertsons in August 2005 as a Partner. He has experience in all aspects of securities and commercial law including, IPOs, takeovers, restructurings, rescues, direct investments, private equity funds, and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Robertsons, Warren trained with Baker & McKenzie in Hong Kong gaining experience in the Corporate Finance department. He qualified in Hong Kong in 1995 and England and Wales in 1996. He joined Richards Butler in 1998 where he practiced in the Corporate Finance department becoming a Partner of that firm in 2001.

Law Firm
Robertsons is a Hong Kong based legal firm specialising in commercial practice, corporate practice and litigation. The firm has extensive experience in successfully listing a wide variety of companies on various exchanges such as the Main Board and the GEM of the HKEX, the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange and the Bursa Malaysia. Over the past 5 years, they have acted as the legal advisors for over 30 listed issuers, sponsors and underwriters on listing on different exchanges.

Ada Lai-Fock, Head of Share Registry Services
Ada has more than 25 years of extensive experience in share registry services gained from various reputable share registrars (holding executive level positions) in Hong Kong. She has handled numerous IPO projects and provided share registry services to numerous blue chips, red chips, state-owned enterprises from Mainland China, cross-border listed companies and other companies listed on the Main Board and the GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Ada’s experience also includes handling stock admission into CCASS for deposit, clearing and settlement during her previous employment at a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.

BoardRoom Hong Kong
Share Registrar & Company Secretary
BoardRoom Hong Kong is a qualified market leader in providing corporate secretarial and share registry services to publicly listed companies on the HKEX with over 100 listed clients on the Main Board and the GEM combined, among which over 10 companies are from Singapore and Malaysia. In 2018, BoardRoom Hong Kong successfully handled one of the most over-subscribed IPOs in Hong Kong by processing over 140,000 applications for the IPO.

Moderator for Panel Discussion

ACH Investments
A specialist cross border corporate advisory firm registered with the Monetary Authority of Singapore, ACH Investments and its partners have contributed to significant projects involving mergers & acquisitions, restructuring and listings.

Christopher Chong, Partner
Christopher is a multi-award-winning financial architect specialising in highly customised solutions for clients. He has a diverse range of experience serving governments, corporations, families & entrepreneurs, and involved in industries ranging from AI to pain management and waste treatment.

Prior to co-founding ACH, Christopher was the CEO of HSBC Securities Singapore and an ED of Kay Hian James Capel (now UOB Kay Hian). Christopher currently serves on the Board of 3 companies listed on the ASX and SGX and on 2 advisory Boards of major non-profit organisations. Christopher also serves or served on Boards of companies listed in HK and Luxembourg and on Government panels.

Programme Highlights

4:00pm – 4:30pmRegistration and Networking
4:30pm – 4:40pmOpening address by Kim Teo, 
Group CEO, Boardroom Limited
4:40pm – 5:00pmAn update on the Hong Kong IPO market.
Presentation by Lai Voon Wai, Founder, The Resolute Group
5:00pm – 5:20pmNavigating the challenges of an IPO.
Presentation by Wallace Cheung, Director, Messis Capital
5:20pm – 5:40pmSingapore companies going for listing in Hong Kong and issues arising there from.
Presentation by Warren Ko, Partner, Robertsons Law Firm
5:40pm – 5:50pmTea Break
5:50pm – 6:05pmThe role that registrars play & the importance of working with an experienced company.
Presentation by Ada Lai-Fock, Head of Share Registry Services, BoardRoom
6:05pm – 6:30pmA Panel Discussion, moderated by Christopher Chong from ACH Investments Private Limited, with distinguished members from multiple industries including food & beverage, engineering, corporate services, financial services and law
6:30pmNetworking cocktail

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