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Jim Wardell

Executive Chairman

Jim has considerable experience in restructuring & insolvency, financial investigations, forensic accounting, valuations and mergers & acquisitions in Hong Kong and throughout Asia. He has over 36 years of experience of providing corporate advisory services to local and multinational clients. During his past 34 years in Hong Kong, Jim has acted as the engagement partner on a wide range of insolvency, corporate

 

advisory and forensic assignments in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Vietnam, Indonesia and other countries in Asia. He has acted as an expert witness in a number of engagements involving various regulatory authorities and government financial investigations groups, both civil and criminal cases.

In 1983, Jim joined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu ("Deloitte") in Hong Kong to set up their Insolvency Department and was made a partner in that firm in 1988. He remained as a partner for ten years and set up their Corporate Advisory Services Department for Hong Kong and Mainland China to cover due diligence, valuations, forensic and corporate finance assignments in Hong Kong and Mainland China. He sat on the Global Committee for Corporate Finance and Forensic/Fraud Investigations of Deloitte representing the Asian practices of the firm.

In 1998, Jim left Deloitte and set up his own firm specializing in corporate advisory assignments.

Jim has extensive experience in a wide variety of sectors, ranging from real estate, electronics, manufacturing, infrastructure and service businesses.

  • Member of the Academy of Experts since 1994
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales since 1992
  • Corporate Finance Faculty member of ICAEW since 1998
  • Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants ("HKICPA") 1999
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Restructuring & Insolvency Faculty of HKICPA (2008)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Directors since 1997
  • Member of the Council of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors since 1997
  • Member of Hong Kong Securities Institute since 1998
  • Member of the Institute of Bankers since 1990
  • Member of Market Misconduct Tribunal appointed by HK's Financial Secretary since 2008
  • Member of Insider Trading Tribunal appointed by HK's Financial Secretary 1997
  • Member of the Board of Review (Inland Revenue) appointed by HK's Financial Secretary (2003-2009)
  • Panel Member of Deposit Protection Appeals Tribunal, appointed by the Chief Executive 2005
  • Member of Advisory Council of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre 1998
  • Member of the Professional Education Committee of Hong Kong Securities Institute (2006-2008)
  • Chairman of the Organizing Committee for Director's Ethics, ICAC / Ethics Centre (2007-2008)
  • Member of the Disciplinary Committee of the HKICPA since 2008

 

Jackson Ip

Managing Director

Jackson has over 20 years experience in corporate insolvency, investigations and litigation support work.  Before joining BTHKRR, he worked in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu for over 10 years where he managed a number of high profile cases.  His experience includes assets  recoveries  and disposals,  fraud  investigations, due diligence and financial reviews in Hong Kong and Mainland China, litigation support, pre-acquisition reviews, valuations and cash flow forecasts.


He has been appointed by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“HKICPA”) as the Course Director of Preparatory I & II Insolvency Course for two consecutive years and was a tutor of the Diploma of Insolvency Course.

He now concentrates on handling various types of liquidation and receivership assignments and has also been responsible for handling a large number of cases of court appointed liquidations ("compulsory liquidations") contracted out by the Official Receiver's Office.  Jackson is an Appointment Taker and Insolvency Practitioner under the Administrative Panel of Insolvency Practitioners For Court Winding-up (Panel A)

  • Master Degree in Corporate Governance and Directorship
  • Fellow of INSOL International, one of the first graduates and the only Chinese of this worldwide recognized insolvency qualification
  • Diploma in Insolvency, which is the only insolvency examination conducted by the HKICPA
  • Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Member of the Committee of Mainland Restructuring and Insolvency issues of the Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty of HKICPA

 

Joanne Lui

Director

Joanne has over 14 years of experience in corporate advisory services.  Her experience covers corporate restructuring and liquidations, property receiverships, financial reviews and monitoring, investigations for fraud and misfeasance, and litigation support.

 

Prior to joining BTHKRR, she managed and supervised a variety of large and complex corporate insolvency and financial investigation assignments in PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Hong Kong where she served for more than 8 years.  These include the management of shares portfolio in the liquidation of a much publicized security brokerage with over 6,000 active clients, and conducting financial reviews and investigations of a company listed in Hong Kong with investment in infrastructure projects in Mainland China.

She was also involved in corporate restructuring of a large construction company where she took charge of the accounting operations and assisted in the implementation of scheme of arrangement.  She also handled a wide range of insolvency assignments with ongoing business in various industries including property with a shopping mall, financial services, retail and insurance.      

  • Bachelor of Accountancy degree in RMIT University, Australia
  • Member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“HKICPA”)
  • Diploma in Insolvency, which is the only insolvency examination conducted by the HKICPA 
  • Member of CPA Australia
  • Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Member of INSOL International
  • Member of Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

 

Paul Phenix

Director

Paul is our expert on listing and regulatory matters in Hong Kong, the UK and Australia.

He has over 30 years in regulation including over 17 years in Hong Kong dealing with regulatory issues including serving as Executive Director of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK) from its reorganisation in 1988 until 1997. He was then Senior Advisor to the Australian Securities Exchanges (ASX) and was a member of that Exchange's listing committee.

He is currently a member of the Listing Committees of both The SEHK and of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and a member of the main standard setting and regulatory committees of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He currently advises on all regulatory issues relating to our various forensic, insolvency and restructuring assignments. Paul holds the following qualifications:

  • BSc Econ from LSE and an MBA in Corporate Planning & Finance
  • Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1986
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales since 1978
  • Associate of Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1982
  • Member of HK Financial Reporting Standards Committee since 2008
  • Member of HK Auditing and Assurance Standards Committee since 2008
  • Member of HKICPA Professional Conduct Committee since 2008
  • Member of SEHK Listing Committee since 2010
  • Member of SFC Listing Committee since 2011
  • Member of FRC Financial Reporting Panel since 2013