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Davin Teo is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Disputes & Investigations practice in Hong Kong and leads the Forensic Technology team across Asia. He brings more than 20 years of forensic technology, electronic discovery and IT audit experience to numerous national and international corporations, government bodies and regulators. Mr. Teo specialises in digital investigations and electronic discovery matters. His primary areas of expertise are fraud investigations, electronic discovery, misconduct investigations, intellectual property theft investigations, dispute matters and data recovery requests.
Mr. Teo has experience in litigation matters, particularly in handling local and global cross-border, end-to-end electronic discovery issues often arising from the United States and United Kingdom. He has managed the electronic discovery phase of multiple, U.S. ITC section 337 International Trade Commission matters for Chinese clients, multinational companies and China state owned enterprises.
Mr. Teo has represented clients in the capacity as a digital forensic expert in global regulatory investigations involving the U.S. including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Justice (DOJ) in relation to Foreign Corruption (FCPA), and Hong Kong, including the Hong Kong Police, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). He was also appointed on several Dissenting Shareholder section 238 (Cayman Island Companies Law) disputes as the single joint forensic IT expert in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
Additionally, Mr. Teo handled the eDiscovery phase for several international arbitrations with a global energy conglomerate in China. The matters involved custodians and data spread across Europe and Asia, with a closed state secrets review in China and parallel hosted review platforms in China, Hong Kong and the UK.
Mr. Teo earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Queensland and holds a graduate certificate in financial management (GCFM). He is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) with certifications in Ethical Hacking (CEH) and Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI). An Australian and British national, Mr. Teo speaks English and conversational Cantonese and Mandarin.
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