Amie Chang is a Managing Director and Head of Nardello & Co.’s Hong Kong office. She has lived and worked in Hong Kong since 2010, in her capacity as a diplomat for the U.S. Department of State, and as a senior investigator with an international consulting firm. Amie specializes in conducting complex, multi-jurisdictional due diligence, strategic intelligence, asset tracing, and litigation support investigations on behalf of corporations and their legal counsel.
- Led a complex due diligence investigation on behalf of a global financial institution that sought to understand a high-net-worth Asian investor’s mysterious source of wealth. The investigation found that the investor, who presented himself as the owner of a small private company, maintained a complicated network of business interests and senior-level positions in companies that had not previously been disclosed to our client. The investor was also found to maintain overlapping business interests with the family members and close associates of senior government officials of an Asian country, some of whom had been the subjects of a government-led anti-corruption campaign.
- Led a strategic intelligence investigation examining the potential sanctions exposure of a multinational client, which discovered that it had inadvertently conducted business with a company that allegedly had ties to the North Korean regime. The investigation confirmed that the company in question, a small representative office, was in actuality operating as an overseas branch of a US-sanctioned trading company belonging to the North Korean military-industrial complex.
- Led a search-and-locate and asset tracing investigation on behalf of a multinational company that was seeking to recover debt from the chairman of a former trading partner. The chairman maintained a very low public domain profile as a result of numerous bankruptcies and litigation over the years and had even kept his employees unaware of his whereabouts. Through meticulous searches of available public records and a discreet site visit, the chairman was successfully located, with a number of recently established business interests and newly acquired properties in a new jurisdiction that the client had not previously associated with the chairman.
Just the Facts
- Boston College, BA, Political Science and International Relations
- Korean (conversant)
- Mandarin (conversant)
- Portuguese (conversant)