Mavis Tan

Senior Partner

Hong Kong

Mavis Tan is a Senior Partner in Control Risks, based in Hong Kong. She leads Control Risks’ forensics practice for Greater China and North Asia. She has specialised in forensic accounting, litigation support and insolvency for more than 15 years, and has extensive experience in leading high-profile and confidential investigations in the Asia Pacific region. She has also managed hundreds of company liquidations, restructurings and receiverships. 

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Mavis Tan is a Senior Partner in Control Risks, based in Hong Kong. She leads Control Risks’ forensics practice for Greater China and North Asia. She has specialised in forensic accounting, litigation support and insolvency for more than 15 years, and has extensive experience in leading high-profile and confidential investigations in the Asia Pacific region. She has also managed hundreds of company liquidations, restructurings and receiverships. 

Mavis’ clients include high net worth individuals and listed multinational companies and she has assisted them in responding to complex financial disputes and whistle-blower allegations of fraud and corruption, including acting as an expert witness in civil and criminal proceedings.


Mavis’ prominent engagements include:
  • Engaged as expert forensic accountant by the defendant in criminal proceedings for alleged money laundering offences. Written and oral expert evidence was provided and accepted by the District Court of Hong Kong, resulting in the defendant being acquitted.
  • Appointed as expert forensic accountant to a private client in a multi-jurisdictional complex trust dispute involving assets worth several billion US dollars.
  • Investigated a listing fraud on the instruction of the Hong Kong Department of Justice and Independent Commission Against Corruption.
  • Conducted a risk assessment of the mainland China, Hong Kong and South Korean operations of a global multinational, as part of a wider global FCPA compliance review programme.
  • Investigated bribery and corruption issues identified in post-acquisition FCPA due diligence of the mainland China subsidiaries of a US-listed drug manufacturer.
  • Investigated a fraud on shareholders’ funds and advised on a subsequent settlement between stakeholders and on the restructuring of a group of bio-technology companies.


Before joining Control Risks, Mavis was a senior managing director of FTI Consulting’s forensic and litigation consulting practice based in Hong Kong. Prior to that, she was a director of Baker Tilly Hong Kong’s business recovery and forensic accounting practice. Prior to 2002, Mavis was based in the UK, where she was engaged in corporate finance deal origination and lead advisory work.

Mavis qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK, is an ICAEW-accredited Forensic Accountant, a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a practising member of The Academy of Experts and holds a specialist designation in insolvency. She speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Bahasa Malaysia. 

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