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Dr. Jim Lai
Kuala Lumpur
Advisory Practice Leader

Dr. Jim Lai


Dr. Jim Lai holds an MBA and PhD in Accounting and Finance from Bayes Business School, City, University of London. Dr. Jim Lai had undertaken the role as advisor in a variety of corporate and debt restructuring exercises involving mergers, acquisitions, divestments, fund-raising and reverse takeovers of public listed companies.

Sector experience

Amongst the projects Dr. Jim Lai advised are:

  • Investigations, due diligence, strategic reviews and consulting assignments for a number of listed conglomerates;
  • Interim management to restructure and turnaround listed companies in the construction, information technology, property management and paper packaging sector;
  • Corporate and debt restructuring of a number of large diversified listed Groups;
  • Independent Financial Advisor and Monitoring Accountant for banks in relation to restructuring of telecommunication, garment and rubber processing groups;
  • Privatization of State owned enterprises in the transportation sector;
  • Strategic Reviews and Restructuring of SME’s and Government owned entities;
  • Investigative audits in relation to alleged frauds and dispute resolutions;
  • Acted as expert witness in proceedings involving breach of trust, misappropriation and fraud; and
  • Business valuation and deal management in relation to the divestment of equity interests, fund-raising as well as corporate debt restructuring for private, state owned enterprises & listed entities.

Dr Jim Lai will have the overall responsibility for the transaction, providing direction and support to the team as well as leading key discussions.

  • FCCA
  • ACMA
  • CA (M)
  • MCIM
  • ACFE
  • MBA Bayes Business School
  • PhD Bayes Business School
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