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Chris Fordham

Chris Fordham

Alvarez & MarsalRooms 405-7, 4/FSt. George’s BuildingHong KongHong Kong

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Asset Recovery Experts 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

“Excellent” practitioner Chris Fordham is a highly experienced accountant who offers wide-ranging capabilities in tracing assets relating to fraud and bribery investigations.

Biography

Chris Fordham is a managing director at Alvarez & Marsal’s disputes and investigations team in Hong Kong and China. He brings 29 years of forensic and related accounting experience, specialising in investigations of fraud, bribery and corruption (including US FCPA/UK Bribery Act), financial crime and regulatory issues, including anti-money laundering and sanctions risk consulting, fund flow and asset tracing, cyber response and investigations, as well as litigation support and expert witness services in both criminal and commercial proceedings at Court or before arbitration tribunals.

Mr Fordham has conducted numerous investigations on behalf of US, European and Asian-owned corporations in Asia Pacific facing fraud, corruption, regulatory, asset recovery and dispute issues across a broad range of industries including technology, manufacturing, healthcare / pharmaceuticals, insurance, banking and other financial services. 
Mr Fordham has undertaken fraud, AML and FCPA risk reviews of internal control systems as a result of regulatory inquiries, transaction due diligence and institutional risk assessments.

His experience in expert witness work for litigation and arbitration involves valuations of shares, quantum and loss of profits calculations, as well as accounting issues.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr Fordham was the managing partner of a Big Four firm, where he led the Asia Pacific fraud investigation and disputes services division. Previously, he was at another Big Four firm as partner, where he led the fraud investigation and disputes services team across Greater China.

Mr Fordham is fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, an associate member of the Academy of Experts, a certified member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

“Excellent” practitioner Chris Fordham is a highly experienced accountant who offers wide-ranging capabilities in tracing assets relating to fraud and bribery investigations.

Biography

Chris Fordham is a managing director at Alvarez & Marsal’s disputes and investigations team in Hong Kong and China. He brings 29 years of forensic and related accounting experience, specialising in investigations of fraud, bribery and corruption (including US FCPA/UK Bribery Act), financial crime and regulatory issues, including anti-money laundering and sanctions risk consulting, fund flow and asset tracing, cyber response and investigations, as well as litigation support and expert witness services in both criminal and commercial proceedings at Court or before arbitration tribunals.

Mr Fordham has conducted numerous investigations on behalf of US, European and Asian-owned corporations in Asia Pacific facing fraud, corruption, regulatory, asset recovery and dispute issues across a broad range of industries including technology, manufacturing, healthcare / pharmaceuticals, insurance, banking and other financial services. 
Mr Fordham has undertaken fraud, AML and FCPA risk reviews of internal control systems as a result of regulatory inquiries, transaction due diligence and institutional risk assessments.

His experience in expert witness work for litigation and arbitration involves valuations of shares, quantum and loss of profits calculations, as well as accounting issues.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr Fordham was the managing partner of a Big Four firm, where he led the Asia Pacific fraud investigation and disputes services division. Previously, he was at another Big Four firm as partner, where he led the fraud investigation and disputes services team across Greater China.

Mr Fordham is fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, an associate member of the Academy of Experts, a certified member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association.

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