Germany: Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2017
In this section, we identify eight leading expert witnesses active in international arbitral proceedings.
At Alvarez & Marsal’s Munich office, two nominees garner widespread praise. Alexander Demuth co-leads the firm’s international arbitration group and is a “top-notch” damages expert. Clients say he is “meticulous and very service-oriented”. Disputes and investigations practice head Jochen Benz brings a “wealth of experience” in forensic accounting and forensic economics, working with clients across a range industries including telecoms, engineering, retail, construction and transport among others.
AlixPartners’ Kai Schumacher is universally considered a leader among the expert witnesses active in the German arbitration market. Respondents are effusive in their praise of his “clear, precise and comprehensible testimony” and “personable manner”.
At PKF Fasselt Schlage, fraud and compliance head Rüdiger Tüscher draws praise for his wealth of auditing and valuations experience, as well as his “formidable analytical mind”.
NERA’s Alexander Voegele is commended for expertise in transfer pricing disputes where he is able “to present complex economic arguments in a simple and effective manner”.
Valnes Corporate Finance is home to Anke Nestler who draws praise for the “excellent quality” of her quantum analyses and testimonies. She focuses her practice on the valuation of intangible assets, company and share valuation as well as the determination of licences.
At Accuracy, Ekaterina Lohwasser is a highly rated quantum expert. Clients describe her as “a consummate professional who quickly grasped the peculiarities of the case”.
PwC’s Michael Hammes is a recognised quantum expert known for providing “forthright, persuasive testimony” as a party-appointed and tribunal-appointed expert.
Jochen Benz of Alvarez & Marsal Global Forensic and Dispute Services “is a diligent and reputable financial and economic expert”, according to sources.