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)

Norman Kwan

Norman joined MDD Forensic Accountants’ San Francisco office in 2001 as a Staff Accountant. In 2007, he relocated to the Singapore office to assist with the firm’s expansion of its Asia Pacific operations. In 2009, Norman opened the Hong Kong Office and in 2013, he opened the Tokyo Office. He is a Partner at the firm.

Fluent in both English and Cantonese, Norman has vast international experience and has provided litigation services to clients in Hong Kong, Singapore, the United States and the United Kingdom.

He has performed economic damage quantification assessments for many of MDD’s practice areas including matters related to fidelity, business interruption, extra expenses and stock & contents.  Additionally, he has significant experience in the environmental damages and catastrophe services areas, having been engaged on assignments resulting from hurricanes Katrina, Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne, as well as the Asian tsunami, the Great Tohoku earthquake and the Thai Floods.

He has conducted and presented seminars on forensic accounting topics such as business interruption, extra expenses, stock & contents and catastrophe services.

Norman graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.