[Webinar] The New Normal – Conducting Due Diligences Online

New Seminar


Online data rooms for due diligence have been around for many years. However, the ongoing travel restrictions, lockdowns and social-distancing rules in most countries have intensified the need to conduct due diligence in a virtual environment. This webinar will therefore discuss performing online due diligence including relying more on data analytic tools for the reviews.


By the end of this webinar, the participants are able to understand the following three different types of due diligences namely for:

1. Background or internal checks
2. Transaction purposes
3. Market research.

The key takeaway from the webinar will be how these reviews will be conducted using online portals, desktop-based applications and eDiscovery tools to transform and analyse raw data into valuable insights.


1. Tools for online due diligence
2. Investigative due diligence and checks
3. Financial and tax due diligence
4. Commercial due diligence

Who should attend

Senior management, internal auditors and compliance staff of licensed corporations, asset managers, investors, financial advisors and regulators

Speaker/Course Instructor

Eric PAT
Eric Pat is a Director of Specialist Advisory Services of BDO Limited. Eric has extensive experience in providing valuation services, serving both privately-held and listed companies in Hong Kong and China. He leads a team that specialises in the valuation of businesses, financial instruments and intangible assets for the purposes of financial reporting, transaction support, and litigation support.

Eric is a CFA Charterholder, Hong Kong Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Professional Accountant of Canada, Chartered Surveyor (RICS), member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Olivia WONG
Olivia Wong is a Principal of Specialist Advisory Services of BDO Limited. Olivia has been involved in many audit reviews and forensic assignments in Hong Kong and China serving listed companies, multinational corporations, academic organisation and governments.

Olivia has investigated irregular rebates and kickbacks, misappropriation of assets, financial statement manipulations, potential leakage of private and confidential information and other fraud investigations. She was involved in litigation support engagements including assisting the named expert with the preparation of the expert report and attending the hearings.

Olivia is a member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Associate member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Kenneth WONG
Kenneth Wong is a Senior Manager of Specialist Advisory Services of BDO Limited. He specialises in due diligence and other financial reviews, corporate acquisitions, private equity and fund raisings for the past eleven years.

He has vast experience of managing due diligence assignments for acquisition of listed or multinational private companies, serving both private equity groups and global corporations.

Kenneth’s industry experience includes records management, corporate and business services, airlines, pharmaceutical products, global garments, fashion accessories, insurance, education, property, oil and gas, security services, and food and beverage sectors.

Kenneth is a fellow member of the ACCA.


Date & Time
Monday, 23 Nov 2020 (12:20PM - 1:20PM)
Virtual Platform
New, Seminar
SFC:1.00, PWMA:1.00