Headquartered in London, multinational professional services network PricewaterhouseCoopers is the largest professional services firm in the world. The firm’s 208,109-strong workforce is active in 157 countries and offers clients the benefits of unparalleled global reach and a “level of service that is difficult to match in the market”.

Total number of listings: 85
Economic Consulting - Competition Economists: 1
Economic Consulting - Quantum of Damages: 16
Forensics & Litigation Consulting - Accountants: 15
Forensic and Litigation Consultants - Digital: 6
Transactional Services - Due Diligence Accountants: 47

PwC leads our research focusing on accountants providing due diligence services and its accountants worldwide are widely acclaimed for providing comprehensive, accurate and professional services. São Paulo is home to two of the most illustrious practitioners in South America: Luis Madasi and Jorge Sawaya. Madasi garners widespread acclaim for his “thorough approach” and “diligent manner” while Sawaya is, according to one respondent, a “fantastic accountant whose reports are rarely wide of the mark”. Chao Choon Ong leads the advisory services in Singapore and is cited by clients as “a go-to accountant for any complex cross-border due diligence work relating to M&A transactions in the Asia-Pacific region”. In Munich, Richard Siedek draws widespread praise for his transactional expertise and “comprehensive approach” to business and financial due diligence assessments.

The firm also excels in our forensic and litigation consulting chapter, with a number of accountants and digital experts recognised among the leaders in the field. The “simply superb” Javier Lopez Andreo at the firm’s Madrid office is regarded as “a great analyst” with a number of clients lauding the “sterling quality” of his work. Jeremy Outen leads PwC Russia’s forensic services team and is noted for his efficiency and professionalism.

In the economic consulting arena, a number of PwC experts are recognised for their expertise in the field of quantum of damages providing detailed and thorough expert testimony during high profile international arbitrations. Leader of the firm’s international arbitration practice Gerry Lagerberg is commended for his “superb analysis” of loss and valuation issues. One client noted, “He was incredibly composed during testimony and handled cross-examination with ease.”

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