Australia: Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2017

This chapter highlights seven leading expert witnesses in arbitration in the region. These include world-renowned individuals with significant experience sitting as expert witnesses in Australia and internationally.

KORDAMENTHA sees two individuals recommended.
Owain Stone is a pre-eminent forensic accountant in the region; he has prepared expert reports and given oral testimony in arbitrations in Australia, Hong Kong and the USA. One respondent says, “He is number one on my list.”
David Van Homrigh is “very visible in the market” and works on some of the most complex disputes in the region.

Dawna Wright at FTI CONSULTING is an industry leader in forensic accounting. She leads the firm’s Australian forensic accounting and advisory services practice and is highly experienced as an expert witness.

At SAPERE FORENSIC, Tony Samuel leads the accounting and valuation practice and is recommended for his damages expertise. One respondent says, “He is very visible on the arbitration circuit and clearly knows his stuff.”

Phillip Blunden of HINDS BLUNDEN is is a noted “construction specialist” who is “very highly regarded and frequently hired” on complex matters.

MCGRATHNICOL’s John McGuiness is a well-known name in the space. He is often called upon for his expertise in relation to transactional aspects of commercial disputes.

Jonathan Humphrey at BERKELEY RESEARCH GROUP is head of disputes and international arbitration in Australia and Southeast Asia. He is an esteemed expert in relation to the quantification of damages and lost profits and is active in arbitrations across a range of sectors and industries.

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