Sam Tai



Managing Director

Sam Tai is a managing director based in the Hong Kong office and is the co-head of the Restructuring business in PRC. He has over 20 years of professional experience in formal and informal corporate restructuring, insolvency, crisis and interim management, and turnaround work. He works with clients on commercial, operational and financial due diligence and operational performance improvement.

He advises clients across a range of industries, including private equity, manufacturing, transportation, trading and distribution, distressed debt and asset management in the Asia region.

He has extensive professional and corporate experience in managing financially distressed companies, negotiating with investors, creditors, government and regulatory authorities, asset recovery, operational improvement and turnaround work.

In his previous role in the corporate world, Sam acted as the CFO and Strategic Planning Director of two Hong Kong conglomerates with operations in China, where he was respectively responsible for finance, corporate and strategic planning.

Education and Certifications
  • Bachelor of Business, Monash University


Affiliations and Memberships
  • Chartered Accountant of CPA Australia
  • Certified Public Accountant of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified Registered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants


  • English – Fluent
  • Cantonese and Mandarin – Fluent
  • Bahasa Malaysia and Indonesia - Conversational


Financial and operational restructuring and enforcement of security, including investigation, preservation and realization of assets for investors, lenders and companies.

Expert Services

Independent expert analysis, testimony, advice and investigations for complex disputes and projects.

Cross Border Insolvency

Assisting stakeholders, including creditors, investors and management, to identify solutions in contentious situations.