- Managing Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +852 3768 4609
- F: +852 3012 9664
- Level 35, Oxford House
- Taikoo Place
- 979 King's Road
- Quarry Bay
- Hong Kong
- T: +852 3768 4500
- F: +852 3012 9664
- B.A., University of Western Australia
- Bachelor of Commerce, University of Western Australia
- Professional Diploma, Fraud Investigation, Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Certified Practicing Accountant, Australia
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
- Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
- CPA Australia
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
- Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
- Forensic Accounting & Investigations
Sean Lam is a Managing Director in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment of FTI Consulting, and he is based in Hong Kong.
Sean has over thirteen 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 on forensic accounting review and investigation of white-collar crime, accounting irregularities and other complex regulatory matters. In addition, Sean has been appointed as a testifying expert in legal proceedings in the Hong Kong High Court.
Sean has significant exposure to conducting investigations into suspected accounting irregularities of a number of Hong Kong and foreign listed companies with principal business operations in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”). In this role, Sean regularly applies commercial, accounting and finance skills in both contentious and non-contentious situations, in examining and analysing historical financial, operational and transactional records, conducting fund tracing analyses, and performing detailed review and analyses to establish the accuracy and completeness of accounting records. The results of Sean’s work are regularly reported to the Board Committees, as well as various governmental and regulatory authorities.
Sean recently led a team of forensic investigators in identifying a major accounting fraud, in excess of US$35 billion, at a PRC-based property developer. Pursuant to the results of the investigation, a number of former senior executives attempted to disguise the existence of ‘off-balance sheet’ borrowings through an elaborate scheme involving false accounting, falsification of books and records and undisclosed ‘connected party’ transactions.
Another recent significant engagement of Sean involves the investigation into the financial affairs of a financial advisory firm listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, particularly in respect of allegations of serious management misfeasance and organised fraud involving a network of other listed companies. The investigation has identified a string of suspected irregular activities such as loan fraud, market manipulation, misappropriation of the company’s funds, as well as capital raising transactions that were apparently designed to defraud minority shareholders.
Sean has participated in client engagements in a range of industries including banking & finance, manufacturing, technology and agri-business. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and is a member of CPA Australia. He is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.