HKA strengthens partner team in Singapore with Jonathan Ellis

08 January 2023 2 min. read
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Global consultancy HKA has strengthened its partnership in Singapore with the hire of Jonathan Ellis.

One of Southeast Asia’s leading experts in the field of quantification of damages and valuations, Ellis joins the Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages practice of HKA.

He brings close to two decades of experience in the consulting industry to HKA, having previously served Charles River Associates, Deloitte, Accuracy and most recently, Secretariat. “It’s a pleasure to join a firm with such excellent multi-disciplinary depth across Asia Pacific and globally,” Ellis said of his move.

Jonathan Ellis, Partner, HKA

Ellis specialises particularly in dispute contexts, for litigation, arbitration and expert determination purposes. He has experience working on both litigation and arbitration matters, including engagements before the United Kingdom and Singapore High Courts as well as in ad hoc, SIAC, LCIA, ICC, HKIAC, UNCITRAL and ICSID arbitration forums.

He has provided oral testimony on a number of occasions, in both court and arbitration, and has been engaged as a tribunal-appointed expert. Additionally, Ellis conducted numerous independent accounting investigations and reviews.

A multi-year recognised expert by Who’s Who Legal (including for Expert Witnesses and Quantum of Damages), Ellis’ client track record includes supporting players in the energy, power, pharmaceutical, mining and manufacturing sectors on topics.

“I’m thrilled to have someone of Jonathan’s calibre join the business. As a renowned testifying expert, his presence will bring additional firepower to our Asia Pacific practice and benefit our clients globally,” said Jonathan Humphrey, Head of Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages across the Asia Pacific region.

Headquartered in London, HKA has over 25+ offices worldwide, 9 of which are part of the integrated Asia Pacific business. The firm works with government agencies, builders and contractors, legal firms, and other professional service providers, as well as owners and operators, financial institutions and insurers.

Last year, HKA partnered with French investor PAI Partners to drive its growth ambitions. Since the August 2022 financing deal, HKA has closed two acquisitions: TM Financial Forensics in the United States and GMR Aviation Consulting in the United Kingdom.