Business in brief

PKF (Cayman) Ltd. forms new global network 

PKF (Cayman) Ltd. is joining with U.S. accountancy firm EisnerAmper LLP and EisnerAmper Ireland to form a new global network called EisnerAmper Global. As founding members of EisnerAmper Global, they are trading under the brand of EisnerAmper Cayman as of Aug. 17. 

The company said there has been no change in their service teams.  

KRyS Global names global head of forensics and consulting 

KRyS Global, an international fraud investigation and dispute resolution firm, welcomes Kevin Haywood Crouch as global head of forensics and consulting. 

The position incorporates the forensics, regulatory, valuation and technology service lines offered by the firm. 

Mr. Haywood Crouch has more than 14 years’ experience in forensics and consulting services. He was a director of forensic services for a leading global accounting firm in London, and has significant experience in directing and managing complex investigations including regulatory and fraud investigations. 

Aon gives $5,000 to Special Olympics team 

Aon Cayman has donated $5,000 to the Cayman Islands Special Olympics team. 

The Aon Cayman team congratulated Cayman’s Special Olympics Team on their athletic pursuits in California. The team returned to Cayman this month with 52 medals. 

Cayman managing director Adrian Lynch said, “This is a heart-warming story and Aon Cayman is pleased to have been able to play some small part in this. ” 

LDM Global opens Cayman Islands office 

LDM Global, an international provider of eDiscovery and computer forensic services for law firms, corporations and government agencies, has announced its expansion into the Cayman Islands. 

The expansion is due to an increase in client demand in the region, according to a company press release. 

“While spending time and speaking with lawyers in the area, founder and CEO Chris O’Reilly noticed a real need for local eDiscovery and computer forensic services,” the press release states. 

LDM Global said it is making a long-term commitment to hiring and properly training residents. LDM Global currently has an internship program in the U.S. and the U.K. and intends to expand that program into the Cayman Islands by 2016. 

Changes in Mourant Ozannes’s BVI practice 

Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has announced key changes to its global BVI law practice. 

Mike Williams returns to Jersey to further develop the BVI practice in the European time zone. 

Rachael McDonald has been appointed as the new managing partner of the BVI office. Mourant Ozannes partner Shaun Folpp relocates to the firm’s Hong Kong office to establish a contentious restructuring and litigation offering to Asia-based clients. Mr. Folpp, who established the BVI office’s litigation and insolvency practice, will build on BVI and Cayman Islands litigation, restructuring and insolvency work undertaken by the firm in the region.  

The Hong Kong office’s contentious restructuring and litigation practice will cover BVI and Cayman Islands law and will also provide support to the existing corporate, finance, investment funds and private client practices. 

In addition, the BVI office saw the promotion to partnership of litigation and insolvency specialists Eleanor Morgan and Nicholas Fox, subject to local work permit approval. 

Ghislain Ghyoot, Chris Fenn, Stacey Ford and Adrian Lynch of Aon present Special Olympics athlete Kanza Bodden with Aon’s $5,000 donation.
Ghislain Ghyoot, Chris Fenn, Stacey Ford and Adrian Lynch of Aon present Special Olympics athlete Kanza Bodden with Aon’s $5,000 donation.