JLA Asia

JLA Asia offers a wide spectrum of transactional, turnaround, forensic and corporate recovery services.

Their approach is characterised by:

  • Regional and industry expertise, combined with practical operating experience
  • Uncompromising integrity
  • A pragmatic focus on results.

Most engagements are cross-border, involving multiple stakeholders, sometimes with conflicting objectives. JLA Asia has strong relationships with professional firms operating in other jurisdictions, and leverages these connections to ensure issues are handled effectively and in conformity with the laws and practices of the jurisdictions involved.

As an independent specialist, John Lees is able to provide confidential, leading expertise without the same potential for conflicts of interest faced by traditional accounting firms. They work with a broad range of clients, spanning private equity and hedge fund investors, financial institutions, corporations, government organizations, and individuals.

John Lees

John has resided in Hong Kong since 1988, and has many years of forensic accounting, litigation support, corporate workout/turnaround and insolvency management experience in the Asia Pacific region. He also has experience in financial due diligence, investment banking and insurance.

John has assisted clients ranging from government agencies including the Securities and Futures Commission, the Hong Kong Police and the Official Receiver’s Office to private firms and individuals.

In investigation and litigation support matters, John’s engagements have included areas such as:

  • asset tracing and recovery
  • family, partnership and shareholder disputes
  • insider dealing share valuations and share price manipulation
  • money laundering
  • intellectual property and licensing disputes
  • misappropriation of company assets.

On numerous occasions, John has appeared in Court as an expert witness. He is a qualified professional accountant and hold memberships in professional bodies including the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Academy of Experts and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a former President of INSOL International.