Benson Mak joins as Senior Director.
Hong Kong – 17 August 2022 – Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) further strengthens its pan-Asianness Forensic Technology practice team and eDiscovery with the appointment of Benson Mc as Senior Director. The employment of Mr. Mak marks the next phase of the strategic growth of A&M’s pan-Asian forensic technology practice following the recent appointments of Daniel Tay in Singapore and Jay Chong in Hong Kong.
Based in Hong Kong and reporting to the Managing Director and Asia Head of Legal Technology Services Davin TeoMr. Mak will focus on growing A&M’s forensic technology, eDiscovery and cybersecurity offerings across multiple Asian markets.
Mr. Mak joins A&M after five years at law firm Baker McKenzie, where he was most recently Associate Regional Director, APAC, Global eDiscovery & Data Advisory. In this role, he was responsible for building and growing the consulting practice across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. A specialist in cross-border forensic investigations, Mr. Mak has managed eDiscovery assignments across APAC, UK and US jurisdictions. Prior to his latest role, he was Consultant (eDiscovery), Legal Technologies, at Kroll OnTrack. He is a Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS).
“As data security and cyber security requirements tighten across the region, we see a significant increase in the number of domestic and cross-border investigations and disputes requiring forensic technology. Demand for eDiscovery is particularly high in the technology sector in the Greater Bay Area, stemming from companies involved in cross-border disputes in mainland China and bankruptcy cases throughout the region in which we partner with A&M’s Restructuring & Turnover team,” said Mr. Teo.
“Seventy-five percent of A&M’s forensic technology assignments are repeat business. Customer feedback highlighted the quality of our services and speed of response as key drivers of value and change. Benson’s unique skills align with our operational focus while his extensive legal expertise provides a competitive edge in the marketplace,” he added.
“A&M is well positioned to address the growing demand for forensic technology and consulting services,” said Mr. Max. “Davin’s team is known for helping clients solve complex problems related to the region’s largest investigations and electronic discovery cases.”
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