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Changes in the Listing Requirements Post-Companies Act 2016 - Roadshow

Changes In The Listing Requirements Post-Companies Act 2016 - Roadshow

Dates: 23 April 2018 (Penang)
Accreditation: SIDC CPE-approved: 10 CPE points


The new legal framework governing companies in Malaysia introduced in the Companies Act 2016 (CA) has brought about a myriad of changes to the way companies in Malaysia can be structured or are expected to be governed, provide disclosure, operate and do business. Although the focus of the changes has been on private/public companies, the new framework also has had a major impact on the business operations of public listed companies (PLCs) relating to disclosure requirements, corporate actions, the no par-value regime and the added duties and responsibilities to the board of directors and officers which will be discussed from a practitioners’ perspective as well as the consequential amendments to the Bursa Malaysia’s Listing Requirements for the Main Market and ACE Market.

Roadshow

Location Date Registration
Penang
(The Royale Chulan Penang )
23 April 2018

  • Programme Delivery

    Programme Objective

    The aim of this programme is enable participants to assess the latest changes of the CA and the Bursa Malaysia’s Listing Requirements for the Main Market and ACE Market that affects their way of doing business and ultimately provide practicable advice to their relevant stakeholders on the impact and consequences of the changes.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this programme, participants will be able to:
    • distinguish the changes that are applicable to PLCs
    • relate the regulatory changes impacting the capital market
    • identify the issues and challenges of the CA
    • determine the updates or amendments to the Bursa Malaysia’s Listing Requirements for the Main Market and ACE Market that would impact their business activities and processes and procedures
    • assess and advise their relevant stakeholders on the impact of the changes under the new CA regime

    Methodology

    Interactive presentation, Discussions and Question-and-Answer (Q&A) sessions 

    Target Audience

    Board of Directors, company secretaries, legal counsel, accounting and corporate finance department of PLCs, Capital Markets Services Representative’s Licence holders, professionals undertaking corporate advisory work, investors and shareholders

    Competencies

    Foundational (Regulatory Knowledge) - Capital Market Intermediaries, Capital Market Institutions and Capital Market Products Regulations
    Foundational (Product Knowledge) – Capital Market Products
    Functional (Technical Skills) - Fundamental Analysis and Valuation
    Functional (Process Skills) - Capital Structuring and Corporate Finance Advisory
  • Programme Outline

    8.30 am Registration
    9.00 am
    Session 1
    Companies Act 2016: Then and Now
    • The revisions and amendments of the Act
    • Discussions on the rationale for the revisions and amendments of the Act
    • Key changes affecting Public Listed Companies (PLCs)
     
    10.30 am Q&A session
    10.45 am Coffee Break
    11.00 am
    Session 2
    Incorporating the Changes of the Act into the Listing Requirements
    • Amendments to the Listing requirements of Main Market and ACE Market
    • Key Changes Pursuant to Companies Act 2016
      • Enhanced Framework for Bonus Issue
      • Enhanced Framework for Share Buyback
      • Communications with Securities Holders via Electronic Means
      • Enhanced Contents of Constitution
      • Other Pertinent Amendments
     
    12.15 pm Q&A session
    12.30 pm Lunch Break
    2.00 pm
     
    Session 3
    New Companies Act 2016 Regime Concepts Explained & Simplified for PLCs’ Stakeholders and Investors
    • How will my shareholding be valued?
    • The impact of the change to no-par shares
    • What will be reflected in my share premium account?
    • How will this affect Initial Public Offerings?
    • What is the impact of Corporate Actions to my shareholding?
     
    3.30 pm Q&A session
    3.45 pm Tea Break
    4.00 pm
    Session 4
    Putting Companies Act 2016 into Perspective
    • Corporate Governance and Transparency: Impact on Directors
    • Structural challenges to compliance
    • Sanctions and enforcement
    • Transitional and Procedural Issues
     
    5.00 pm
    Session 5
    What can be expected for the next 12 months?
     
    5.20 pm Q&A Session
    5.30 pm End of Programme
  • Programme Fees

    Group of 3 or more pax Normal Price
    RM 667.80 RM 742
    *Inclusive of 6% GST
  • Speakers Profile

    KENNETH FOO POH KHEAN
    Chartered Company Secretary
    KL Management & Secretarial Services