Tavish MacLean, Manager


Tavish MacLean is a Manager at Perun Consultants.

Tavish has specialised in forensic accounting for over 9 years, covering both local and cross-border engagements. His areas of expertise include valuations, insolvency, litigation support, and due diligence matters. He has completed numerous civil and criminal litigation support and forensic accounting assignments relating to asset-tracing, commercial fraud, employee fraud, anti-money laundering and terrorist financing, organised and serious crimes, internal audit, damages claims and shareholders disputes. His experience spans a broad range of industries, including accounting & auditing, securities & commodities trading, casinos & hospitality, real estate, construction, telecommunications technology, and manufacturing.

Tavish's practice covers investigations, corporate advisory, quantum of damages calculations, expert witness assignments, and litigation support.

Representative engagements

  • Prepared an Independent Forensic Accounting Expert report in an unfair prejudice case involving the valuation of a BVI holding company whose assets included a large and profitable family-run restaurant business, a real estate portfolio, investments, and cash.

  • Provided expert witness evidence in a Cayman Islands case in relation to the Court’s approach to meetings between valuation experts and company management involved in Section 238 dissenting shareholder fair value petitions.

  • Provided litigation support, quantum of damages calculations, and worked with to the Independent Forensic Accounting Expert Witness for the counterclaimant in an arbitration between a Hong Kong listed operator of satellite technology and a Thailand listed telecom provider.

  • Provided full litigation support to instructing solicitors and counsel and coordinated the production of the Independent Forensic Accounting Expert's report in a high-profile money laundering case involving a 53-day Hong Kong District Court trial involving claims of over HK$720 million.

  • Assisted in the preparation of an Independent Forensic Accounting Expert report concerning the valuation of a financial services company in the course of proceedings of the BVI High Court (Commercial Division).

  • Prepared an Independent Forensic Accounting Expert report in a shareholders’ dispute involving asset tracing, invoice verification issues, and forgery allegations.

  • Prepared an Independent Forensic Accounting Expert report (quantum of damages claim) and provided litigation support for instructing solicitors of the claimant in a Hong Kong arbitration concerning the alleged breach of a medical supply production contract by a PRC manufacturer.

  • Coordinated the preparation of an Independent Forensic Accounting Expert's report in a Hong Kong High Court action to opine on alleged fraudulent accounting practices by a precious metals supplier.

  • Conducted fact-pattern review, forgery assessment and information-seeking interviews in the course of investigating a persistent cheque kiting and skimming scheme by accounting staff at a Manila-based American chemical processing plant.

  • Conducted complete investigation, asset tracing, drafting of affidavits, and provided litigation support for the plaintiffs (bankruptcy trustees) in numerous cases involving transactions at undervalue and/or unfair preference.

Professional qualifications and associations

  • Degree in Commerce, the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada

  • Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Certified Public Accountant)

  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant)

  • The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Certified in Financial Forensics)

  • The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Certified Fraud Examiner)

  • HKICPA Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty (Member)

  • HKICPA Forensic Interest Group Forum (Member)

  • INSOL International (Member)

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Email: tmaclean@perunconsultants.com
Address: Office 7B, 7/F , Carfield Commercial Building, 75-77 Wyndham St,
Central, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 2887 2589