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)

Paul Isaac

Paul is a Partner with MDD Forensic Accountants in London, England.  He joined the London office in 1999, moving to Asia in 2004 to establish the firm’s Singapore office before returning to MDD London three years later.

Paul has extensive experience in litigation support services, providing witness testimony at the High Court and at international arbitration.  He is a member of the Academy of Experts (MAE) and Expert Witness Institute (MEWI) and has prepared numerous expert reports on a wide range of insurance-related matters and commercial disputes ranging from a few hundred thousand pounds to those in excess of £150 million.

Paul’s forensic accounting practice focuses on lost profits, increased costs of working and stock & contents matters, and he has also dealt with product recall/liability, and business valuation matters.  He heads up the UK Cyber practise area and has dealt with a wide range of industries including automotive, chemicals, biofuels, publishing, hotels, retail, manufacturing, professional services, recycling, waste to energy, luxury goods, pulp and paper, glass manufacture and metals.

Paul is MDD’s Global Catastrophe Coordinator, responsible for delivering MDD’s service delivery to our clients in CAT situations around the world.  He has significant hands-on experience in the catastrophe service areas, handling claims arising from local flooding/wildfire catastrophes to high-profile events including the 2004 Tsunami, 2007 UK floods, 2011 Thai floods, Tohoku Earthquake/Tsunami, 2015 Tianjin explosion, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017, Hurricane Dorian in 2019, COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricane Ida in 2021.

Paul has conducted seminars and training sessions in a number of countries on various technical forensic accounting topics.  Paul is a former President of the London Business Interruption Association, responsible for educating the UK market in all things BI.  He is also a French speaker and oversees the firm’s office and growing forensic accounting practice in France.

He graduated from Kingston University in England with a Masters degree in Accounting and Finance and Aston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business and Modern Languages (French).