EY Technical Session - Feb 2020

Friday, Feb 14, 2020, 08:30 am - 10:30 am

EY, Level 14, One Raffles Quay (North Tower) 048583 Singapore

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and EY are pleased to invite you to this upcoming technical session on 14 February 2019.

Value creation through acquisitions or divestments

Companies should leverage on acquisitions or divestments to deploy their capital more efficiently to spur growth, expand, achieve synergies and diversify revenue streams. In recent years, key M&A trends include the initiation of tender process by sellers to maximize value, conduct of vendor due diligence by sellers, use of “locked box” price structures and reliance on representations and warranties insurance.

Having rigorous best practices that include considering legal and tax due diligence early on in the transaction life cycle, could uncover hidden risks and issues otherwise unknown. To enable strategic growth through better integrated and operationalized acquisitions, joint ventures and alliances, some key considerations include tax function and model review, an integration plan for change management to realize the most value from the transaction, tax planning, and clearly articulating the integration vision and strategy.

In this segment, Sandie Wun, Partner, Transaction Tax Advisory, and Evelyn Ang, Managing Director of Atlas Asia Law Corporation in Singapore will discuss on how companies can create value and achieve their business objectives through acquisitions or divestments.

The changing landscape of corporate fraud and what you can do to prevent or mitigate it

Surveys have shown that organisations lose approximately 5% of their annual revenues to fraud.  With fraud evolving over the years and fraudsters taking a new approach when executing their fraud plans, what can you do to prevent yourself from falling victim to it?

In this segment, Stacy Chai, Partner, Forensic & Integrity Services will cover on the latest statistics, types of frauds which are getting more common in the work place and how you can better prevent it.