HKA grows Forensic Accounting & Commercial Damages services in Asia with the appointment of Chris Fordham as Partner

HKA has announced that forensic accounting veteran Chris Fordham has joined the firm as Partner within the Forensic Accounting & Commercial Damages (FACD) Group. He is based in HKA’s Hong Kong office.

Chris brings over three decades of experience in providing litigation support and expert witness services in both criminal and commercial proceedings before the courts and arbitration tribunals on multiple occasions. Recognised by Who’s Who Legal (WWL) as an expert in the asset recovery space in 2019, 2020 and 2021, Chris is described as a leading professional who “enjoys a strong reputation for his profound expertise in asset recovery and business crime disputes”.

Chris has also amassed forensic and related accounting experience with a specialism in investigations of fraud, bribery and corruption, fund flow and asset tracing, cyber response, financial crime and regulatory issues including anti-money laundering and sanctions risk consulting.

“Chris joins our best-in-class team of experts in Asia and I look forward to working closely with him and our network of quantum, delay and forensic technical experts to further bolster HKA’s expert services in Hong Kong and the wider region.”

Benjamin Highfield, Partner and Head of Asia

Chris started his career at a major accountancy practice in London in 1990, before moving to Hong Kong in 1998 where he formed and led forensic teams in Greater China and across the Asia Pacific.

Commenting on his move, Chris said: “I am very excited to be joining HKA, a world-renowned multi-disciplinary expert services firm, and to realising the synergies that come from working with experts from industries beyond forensic accounting”.

Prior to joining HKA, Chris served in various leadership positions in some of the largest global expert consultancy firms and Big Four accounting firms.

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

HKA is the world’s leading consultancy of choice for multi-disciplinary expert and specialist services in risk mitigation and dispute resolution within the capital projects and infrastructure sector. We also have particular experience advising clients on the economic impact of commercial and investment treaty disputes, forensic accounting matters and in cybersecurity and privacy governance and compliance. In addition, HKA supports companies that conduct business with the US Federal Government, providing them with consulting services on complex government contracting matters. 

As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisors, we deliver solutions amid uncertainty, dispute and overrun, and provide the insights that make the best possible outcomes a reality for public and private sector clients worldwide. 

HKA has in excess of 1,000 consultants, experts and advisors in more than 40 offices across 17 countries.

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