No company ever plans to be under attack from third parties for alleged corporate malfeasance or missteps in compliance. However, an increasing number of companies in Hong Kong have fallen victim to accusations such as fraud, mismanagement, or breach of disclosure or other regulatory requirements by short sellers, activist shareholders and securities regulators. Under these situations, a company’s Board of Directors are often required to conduct an independent investigation to identify and address any underlying issues discovered in order to move forward as a business.
In this session, experts from FTI Consulting will share their experience and insights regarding what Hong Kong and foreign based companies can do to deal with unexpected special investigations. In addition, they will provide practical advice on how to conduct an effective investigation, implement remediation and conduct improvement plans, execute reputation management or crisis communication strategies and protect companies against litigation and reputation risk.
Ms Joanne WONG, Senior Managing Director & Head of North Asia, Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting, Hong Kong
Ms Joanne Wong is a Senior Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment of FTI Consulting and is based in Hong Kong. With over 22 years of communications consultancy experience, Joanne is a reputation management leader with a holistic suite of strategic communications expertise. She is a senior regional business partner for clients and teams, focusing on values, impact and operational excellence. Joanne is a well-rounded strategist and counsellor in corporate reputation management, issue and crisis response, public affairs and government relations, market access, change management, employee engagement, CSR/CSV, investor relations, media relations, branding and marketing communications.
Mr Sean LAM, Senior Managing Director, Risk Advisory & Investigations, FTI Consulting, Hong Kong
Mr Sean Lam has over 15 focused years of professional services experience in forensic accounting, fraud investigation and litigation support. He has significant experience in a range of high-stakes, cross-jurisdiction projects, specialising in forensic accounting review and investigation of white-collar crime, market manipulation and complex regulatory issues. He has also been appointed as a testifying accounting expert in legal proceedings in the Hong Kong High Court. Sean has significant exposure to conducting investigations of suspected corporate fraud and accounting irregularities of Hong Kong, US and other foreign listed companies.
Mr Daniel CHOW, Senior Managing Director, Corporate Finance & Restructuring, FTI Consulting, Hong Kong
Daniel Chow is a Senior Managing Director in the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment at FTI Consulting. Daniel has more than 27 years of financial reporting, corporate restructuring and investigation experience, including internal investigations, litigation support, liquidations, receiverships, financial reviews and personal insolvencies. He possesses hands-on experience in managing corporate finance related matters and has advised on the provisional liquidations and receiverships of several HKSE listed companies, as well as assisted in the successful resumption of trading for several HKSE listed companies.
Daniel is currently serving as Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Director and Treasurer of the Hong Kong Chapter of the Association of the Certified Fraud Examiners.
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