Jerome McDonagh

Jerome has over 10 years of experience in Forensic Accounting.  He joined MDD in 2015 and is Director of their Litigation Support Services in Hong Kong.

He focuses on matters related to business valuationbusiness disputesloss of profits and fraud & investigations. He has extensive experience in litigation support and has acted as an expert witness in Hong Kong and UK court proceedings.

In business valuations, Jerome has advised clients and acted as an expert witness in a variety of assignments including shareholder disputes, divorce proceedings, and valuations of start-ups and mature businesses.  The assignments relate to parties from various jurisdictions including Hong Kong, Singapore, PRC, Korea, Cayman Islands and United Kingdom.

Jerome has been involved in numerous damage quantification matters including loss of profits, post-M&A breaches of warranties and aborted contract claims.

Jerome’s loss of profit experience extends to catastrophe services experience from his involvement in assignments related to the Tianjin explosions in 2015 and Typhoon Hato in 2017.

His expertise spans a wide range of industries including financial servicesmanufacturing, textiles & apparel, IT, property, shipping & freight, telecommunications, casino and gaming.

Jerome is the creator of the MDD Duxbury Calculator, an online, subscription-based calculator designed to enable Duxbury calculations to be completed quickly and cost-effectively.  The Duxbury Calculator can be accessed here.

He has presented various seminars and workshops on business valuation, financial statement fraud, losses from aborted contracts and Duxbury calculations.

Fluent in Cantonese and conversant in Mandarin, Jerome graduated from Manchester University (UK) with a Bachelor of Economic Science degree and the University of London (UK) with a Master of Science degree in Professional Accountancy.  He holds various professional qualifications and affiliations including:

  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK)
  • Member of the Academy of Experts (UK)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (USA)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (USA)
  • Member of the Hong Kong Family Law Association (HK)
  • Treasurer of the Hong Kong Insurance Law Association (HK)

Hayley Naidoo

Hayley joined MDD Forensic Accountants’ Singapore office in 2011. She is a Senior Manager at the firm.

Hayley has over 14 years of forensic accounting experience.  In the course of her career, she has quantified economic damages in multi-million dollar commercial disputes and insurance claims, across multiple industries and spanning four continents.

Hayley’s role is primarily based in Asia, where she co-leads MDD’s commercial disputes team and in the insurance arena, spearheads MDD’s work in fidelity and liability claims.  She has prepared numerous expert reports in legal and insurance claims and has also been involved in reconstructing accounting records and mining financial data.

Hayley holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accountancy, is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Certified Fraud Examiner.