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Nardello adds to London and NY offices

The international investigation and M&A due diligence firm announced two new hires. Martin Stone and Thomas Feeney joined Nardello’s London and New York offices, respectively, as managing directors.

Stone, whose investigative career spans more than 20 years, specializes in matters involving the Middle East and North Africa. Earlier in his career, he worked at Deloitte, where he established and led a forensic practice. Feeney specializes in litigation support and corporate investigations. Prior to joining Nardello, Feeney worked for Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP where he led numerous investigations involving the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, bribery, fraud and embezzlement for their white collar criminal defense and internal investigations practice. Before that, Feeney served for a decade as a US Postal Inspector in New York.

Risk Management Firm Plays It Smart

An increased client base in the region and an untapped local market propelled Nardello & Co. Ltd to set up its regional headquarters for Asia in Hong Kong.

Nardello & Co. Ltd is a recognized leader in the global investigative sector. With offices in New York, London, Washington DC, Milan and now Hong Kong, the firm offers a broad range of services globally, including litigation support, due diligence, fraud investigations, business intelligence, asset tracing and anti-corruption investigations.

“We were doing an enormous amount of work in the Greater China region. Many of our clients have offices in Hong Kong, and it seemed logical that we could serve them well by also having a strong visible presence here. Since a great deal of work also involves providing due diligence in Mainland China, this is a perfect city to locate our Asia practice,” said Ben Rowse, the firm’s Managing Director and Head of Asia Practice.read more

Hong Kong Moves to Limit Information on Executives

Neil Gough of The New York Times exposes pending legislation that would cloud existing corporate transparency in Hong Kong in his article which also appeared in the International Herald Tribune: “Hong Kong Moves to Limit Information on Executives.” Ben Rowse, comments on how these laws, included in a package proposed to the local legislatures, could greatly impact the way investors, investigators and journalists are able to do their jobs. “If these changes go through, it would be a sad day for Hong Kong, which generally has been a beacon of transparency in a region where opacity is rife.”

Ben continues on to mention the importance of the information these laws are trying to regulate, saying “[the information is] extremely important, particularly when you are trying to work out the existence of any related party transactions or conflicts of interest that may have not been disclosed to a potential investor or business partner.”read more