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France: Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2017

We list 14 practitioners in this year’s guide who are noted for their skill at providing written and oral testimony in complex domestic and international arbitrations.

Most Highly Regarded
1. James Nicholson FTI Consulting, Paris
2. Anthony Charlton Deloitte Finance, Paris
3. Jean-Luc Guitera KPMG, Paris

FTI CONSULTING is home to three leading experts.
James Nicholson is many lawyers’ “preferred person”, described as a “good expert who is pleasant, modest, calm and convincing” and highly experienced at advising on quantum issues.
Matthias Cazier-Darmois is highlighted as a “rising star” in arbitration and is credited for his “extremely focused approach to cases”.
Alexandre Rivière is recommended by sources as an “extremely well organised, reliable and knowledgeable” practitioner who “is capable of going the extra mile”.

Four practitioners from ACCURACY are recommended in our research.
Erik van Duijvenvoorde is a “very intelligent and hard-working expert who handles quantum issues very successfully”. Sources also praise his ability to “put the client’s case across well”.
Damien Gros is an experienced figure who is highly regarded by sources for his expertise as a forensic accountant and his ability to testify in both French and English.
Christophe Schmit is rated by interviewees, who call him “a cut above the rest”, particularly in French-language proceedings.
Jean-Baptiste de Courcel is also noted for his expertise as a quantum expert and forensic accountant.

COMPASS LEXECON’s David Sevy is a well-known figure in the market who assists lawyers across a range of sectors and industries including pharmaceuticals, telecoms and energy.

At DELOITTE FINANCE, Anthony Charlton is identified as a “standout” by interviewees for his expertise in damages quantification and forensic accounting. He is highly experienced at testifying before a range of courts and tribunals.

Jean-Luc Guitera of KPMG is one of France’s best-known and highest-regarded arbitration experts. Sources praise him as being “strong and convincing in both English and French”.

Mikaël Ouaniche at OCA – ORGANISATION CONSEIL & AUDIT is a leading expert who handles matters across the full range of sectors and industries. Sources praise his “timely and concise reports that go straight to the point” and his “ability to explain matters very clearly at hearings”. 

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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