Nicholas Blank is a Managing Director and Head of Nardello & Co.’s Hong Kong office. Nicholas has lived and worked in the Greater China region for more than 20 years, managing a wide variety of investigations, including those pertaining to conflicts of interest, corruption, and intellectual property theft. He is often positioned on the front line of investigations and has particular expertise leading whistleblower-initiated internal investigations that meld human intelligence collection, digital forensics reviews, and overt interviews.
In addition to his expertise in China, Nicholas has extensive on-the-ground experience in Vietnam, India, and South Korea, where he has assisted companies and investors with numerous due diligence, internal compliance, and fraud investigations. He recently undertook inquiries in India to assist a client engaged in a high-stakes activist investor dispute. While in South Korea he led a review that identified multiple employee fraud schemes designed to funnel money from our client’s construction project. Nicholas has experience conducting interviews, managing document reviews, and guiding clients through crisis situations that occur within numerous corporate structures ranging from listed companies to state-owned enterprises (SOEs).