Alvarez & Marsal installs duo to lead Disputes & Investigations practice

24 January 2023 2 min. read

Alvarez & Marsal has refreshed the leadership of its Disputes & Investigations practice in Asia, installing a duo as the new co-leaders of the practice.

When 11-year company member Keith Williamson mid-2022 announced he would return to the firm’s United Kingdom team, Alvarez & Marsal kicked off a search process for his successor.

Having now completed the internal and external search process, the firm has appointed not one, but two leaders. Both are familiar faces – Davin Teo and Henry Chambers have been with the global consultancy for over a decade, based out of Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Davin Teo and Henry Chambers - Alvarez & Marsal

Davin Teo has more than 20 years of experience, the past 10 of which he has been leading Alvarez & Marsal’s Forensic Technology practice in Asia. His primary areas of expertise are fraud investigations, electronic discovery, misconduct investigations, intellectual property theft investigations, dispute matters and data recovery requests.

Earlier in his career, Teo served Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton in Australia and the United Kingdom, and co-led Chevron’s in-house global forensic technology team.

Henry Chambers, a chartered accountant, has extensive experience in forensic accounting and investigation assignments. He focuses on bribery and corruption, accounting fraud, asset tracing, regulatory investigations and most recently applying forensic accounting techniques to digital asset fraud and recovery.

Chambers started his career at RSM, after which he crossed to Alvarez & Marsal in London. He relocated to Asia in 2013.

“I am delighted to hand over the reins of the Disputes & Investigations team to Davin and Henry. During our decade of working together, the Asia business has grown in headcount and revenue. With their strong leadership, technical knowledge and unparalleled commitment, they will ensure that the practice will continue to provide clients the standards of excellence that it is recognized for across the region,” said Williamson.

On the back of 25% revenue growth in 2022, Teo and Chambers said they “anticipate further growth” for the Disputes & Investigations practice in 2023. “With the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions in North Asia and ongoing global macroeconomic pressures, we expect a substantial increase in demand for our services.”