SINGAPORE, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Control Risks, the global business risk consultancy, announces the appointment of Mavis Tan and Simon Blade as Senior Managing Directors in Control Risks' forensic investigations, compliance and insolvency practice in Hong Kong.
These appointments are in response to growing market demand for specialist knowledge in complex cases of fraud, financial disputes and corruption, including FCPA investigations and compliance audits.
Between them, Mr Blade and Ms Tan have over 35 years' experience in forensic accounting, litigation support and insolvency. This includes giving expert testimony in a number of criminal and commercial matters involving corruption, fraud, asset-tracing and company valuations. Prior to joining Control Risks, they were both Senior Managing Directors in FTI Consulting's forensic and litigation consulting practice. Joining them will be a multi-skilled team of professionals with extensive experience of assisting multinationals and private clients with pre-transaction due-diligence and post-acquisition compliance issues, shareholder disputes and whistle-blower allegations.
The skills and experience of Mr Blade and Ms Tan augment Control Risks' substantial existing forensics and compliance teams in Shanghai, and e-discovery business in Hong Kong. Working with the firm's market-leading crisis management and business intelligence capabilities, this unique combination of skills supports C-suite executives in making critical decisions when faced with complex compliance and investigations issues.
Kent Kedl, Control Risks' Managing Director of Greater China and North Asia, said:
"Hong Kong is a critical hub for China and Asia-related investigations, and we are thrilled to have professionals with such depth of experience and credibility in the market to lead our practice there. The challenging regulatory situation in China has become more aggressive in the past two years and Mavis, Simon and their team will enable us to help our global clients effectively navigate this increasingly difficult environment.
"With these new appointments, the collective experience of the Control Risks' team is now unmatched in this market, not only in Asia, but throughout the world."
Mr Blade and Ms Tan have been involved in several high profile cases in recent years. These include leading the forensic accounting investigations of the China-based subsidiary of a US-listed medical instrument supplier which led to the client self-reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and conducting an FCPA risk assessment for a US-listed medical devices company after its acquisition, advising in the management of third party distributors in the Greater China region.
"We are delighted to be part of the Control Risks' team," said Ms Tan. "The company's reputation for understanding the regulatory landscape affecting different industries and their track record for successfully steering their clients through complicated corruption and compliance cases are second to none."
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About Control Risks
Control Risks is a global risk consultancy specialising in political, security and integrity risk. The company enables its clients to understand and manage the risks of operating in complex or hostile environments. Through a unique combination of services, wide geographical reach and by adopting a close partnership approach with clients, Control Risks helps organisations effectively solve problems and realise new opportunities across the world. http://www.controlrisks.com
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