Capital Markets Webinar

Event - 06 May 2021

Capital Markets Webinar: Opportunities for emerging Vietnamese companies in London

Vietnam recently updated its Investment Law which came into effect on 1 Jan 2021 to enhance and facilitate investment between Vietnam and foreign investors. Hawksford, together with speakers from The London Stock Exchange, Crowe UK, Watson Farley & Williams, the British Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam and the UK DIT are hosting a webinar titled 'Opportunities for emerging Vietnamese Companies in London' to discuss how London Capital Markets can help Vietnamese companies to access international investors to finance growth and raise profile.

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Vietnam recently updated its Investment Law which came into effect on 1 Jan 2021 with an aim to enhance and facilitate investment between Vietnam and foreign investors. 

A summary of some of the key changes to the Vietnam Investment Law include:

  • A new 50% foreign ownership threshold providing easier market access for foreign investors
  • Relaxation of investment conditions for start-ups and exemption for certain projects
  • A broadened definition of foreign-invested economic organizations
  • Clarification on M&A approval procedures
  • Introduction of new investment incentives to facilitate investment 

With this Law change, Vietnamese companies are starting to look at the London Capital Markets to access international investors to finance growth and raise profile.

The London Stock Exchange, Crowe UK, Watson Farley & Williams, Hawksford, the British Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam and UK DIT warmly invite you to join us, on Tuesday 25th May at 09:00 (GMT) / 15:00 (ICT), for a webinar titled 'Opportunities for emerging Vietnamese Companies in London' to discuss how London Capital Markets can help Vietnamese companies to access international investors to finance growth and raise profile. 

This webinar will help provide Vietnamese companies with an understanding on how to identify the opportunities available, and navigate the process in raising capital in the UK, and highlight the potential for international investors in Vietnam through the proven and liquid London capital markets.

London capital markets had a very strong fundraising performance in 2020 with £9.2bn raised through IPOs and 445 businesses returning to the market raising £40.8bn in follow-on capital. A further £718bn was raised in fixed income transactions. Q1 in 2021 saw over £15 billion in equity capital raised, including 7.2 bn raised by 25 IPOs across London’s Main Market and AIM, the highest Q1 total since 2006. 171 Asian Pacific companies were also listed on London markets at 31 March 2021 with an aggregate market capitalisation of more than $1.9th

Attendees of the webinar will be able to discover why London continues to be such an appealing destination for international companies to raise capital, increase profile and to learn how emerging Vietnamese companies can access these markets. 

The webinar will focus on the following key topics:

  • Opportunities for companies in listing overseas
  • How to access international capital
  • How a company can become investor ready
  • Structuring considerations prior to an IPO
  • The benefits of listing in London
  • Post admission requirements and keys to success

Speakers:

The London Stock Exchange

  • Ollie Fox, Head of International Business Development for Southeast Asia

  • Jon Edwards, Head of Primary Markets for Asia

Watson Farley & Williams

  • Jan Mellmann, Partner

  • Matt Lorimer, Partner

Hawksford

  • Gavin Wilkins, Chief Commercial Officer

British Chamber of Commerce, Vietnam

  • Brian Bulloch, Executive Director

Crowe UK

  • Robin Stevens, Senior Advisor 

UK Department of International Trade

  • Lisa Banks, Head of Trade and Investment

Event details

Date:  25th May 2021
Time:  09.00 GMT / 15:00 ICT
Price:  Free

 

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