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Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Expert Witnesses

Mark Bezant is a senior managing director at FTI Consulting based in London. He leads FTI’s economic and financial consulting practice in EMEA. He has 30 years’ experience valuing businesses, companies, listed and unlisted securities, intellectual property and intangible assets. He has assisted clients in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, regulatory compliance and corporate governance (including fairness opinions), financial reporting, tax planning, expert determination and dispute resolution.

From 2010 to 2016 Mark was a board director for Stelara NV, a Belgian holding company for the Truvo group of companies, which operated leading directories, search and advertising businesses, and had annual revenues of c. €90 million.

His roles prior to FTI include European managing director of the finance and accounting services division at LECG; partner in the valuation team of Deloitte’s UK corporate finance practice; and partner-in-charge of the UK economic and financial consulting practice of Arthur Andersen.

Mark is the founding chairman of the Valuation Special Interest Group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a post he held from 2009 to 2016.

He has carried out some 450 substantive valuations in his career, on both contentious and non-contentious matters, and has been appointed as an expert witness or independent expert on over 200 occasions, to assess damages, valuation or accounting issues.

He has appeared before arbitral tribunals in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, LCIA, ICC, DIFC, DIS, HKIAC, SCC, SIAC, SCAI, UNCITRAL, ICSID and other arbitration forums, and mediations including under the World Intellectual Property Organization’s jurisdiction.

He has given oral evidence on 50 occasions.

Mark is one of the leading valuation and damages experts active in commercial arbitration worldwide, as identified by Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration (2011–2017).

WWL says: Mark Bezant advises on all aspects of valuing businesses, intellectual property and intangible assets, among others, and is known for his “excellent analytical skills” combined with “a calm and credible demeanour on the witness stand”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Arbitration which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Consulting Experts: Forensics & Litigation Consulting - Accountants

Mark Bezant is a senior managing director at FTI Consulting based in London. He leads FTI’s economic and financial consulting practice in EMEA. He has over 30 years’ experience of advising on all aspects of valuing businesses, companies, listed and unlisted securities, intellectual property and intangible assets. He has assisted clients in many contexts: mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, regulatory compliance and corporate governance (including fairness opinions), financial reporting, tax planning, expert determination and dispute resolution.

From 2009 to 2016, he was a board director for Stelara NV, a Belgian holding company for the Truvo group of companies, which operated leading directories, search and advertising businesses, and had annual revenues of approximately €90 million. Mark also has a master’s degree in chemistry from Oxford University.

Prior to joining FTI, he was the European managing director of the finance and accounting services division at LECG. Mark was also formerly a partner in the valuation team of Deloitte’s corporate finance practice and previous to that the partner-in-charge of the UK economic and financial consulting practice of Arthur Andersen, which comprised its valuation, litigation support, economic consulting and business modelling groups.

Mark was the founding and chairman of the valuation special interest group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a position he held from 2007 to 2016.

He has carried out well over 450 substantive valuations in his career, on both contentious and non-contentious matters, and has been appointed as an expert witness or independent expert on over 250 occasions, to assess damages, valuation or accounting issues.

His experience covers matters before the UK High Court, the Patents Court, Chancery Division, Queens Bench Division, the Restrictive Practices Court, the Competition Appeal Tribunal, the Family Division, the Copyright Tribunal, the Special Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, the UK Lands Tribunal, the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal, and the Court of Appeal.

Mark has also acted in matters before the Royal Court of Jersey, the Royal Court of Guernsey, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, the Supreme Court of Bermuda, the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of the State of New York, various courts in Germany, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (Enterprise Division), the High Court of Hong Kong, and the European Court and Commission.

He has appeared before arbitral tribunals in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, LCIA, ICC, DIFC, HKIAC, SCC, SIAC, SCAI, UNCITRAL, ICSID and other arbitration forums, and mediations including under the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s jurisdiction.

Mark is one of the leading valuation and damages experts active in commercial arbitration worldwide identified by Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration (2011 to 2017 inclusive).

He has given oral evidence on over 50 occasions.

WWL says: Mark Bezant is “extremely active” in the field according to sources, who praise him for his “client-focused approach”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Consulting Experts which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Consulting Experts: Economic Consulting - Quantum of Damages

Mark Bezant is a senior managing director at FTI Consulting based in London. He leads FTI’s economic and financial consulting practice in EMEA. He has over 30 years’ experience of advising on all aspects of valuing businesses, companies, listed and unlisted securities, intellectual property and intangible assets. He has assisted clients in many contexts: mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, regulatory compliance and corporate governance (including fairness opinions), financial reporting, tax planning, expert determination and dispute resolution.

From 2009 to 2016, he was a board director for Stelara NV, a Belgian holding company for the Truvo group of companies, which operated leading directories, search and advertising businesses, and had annual revenues of approximately €90 million. Mark also has a master’s degree in chemistry from Oxford University.

Prior to joining FTI, he was the European managing director of the finance and accounting services division at LECG. Mark was also formerly a partner in the valuation team of Deloitte’s corporate finance practice and previous to that the partner-in-charge of the UK economic and financial consulting practice of Arthur Andersen, which comprised its valuation, litigation support, economic consulting and business modelling groups.

Mark was the founding and chairman of the valuation special interest group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a position he held from 2007 to 2016.

He has carried out well over 450 substantive valuations in his career, on both contentious and non-contentious matters, and has been appointed as an expert witness or independent expert on over 250 occasions, to assess damages, valuation or accounting issues.

His experience covers matters before the UK High Court, the Patents Court, Chancery Division, Queens Bench Division, the Restrictive Practices Court, the Competition Appeal Tribunal, the Family Division, the Copyright Tribunal, the Special Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, the UK Lands Tribunal, the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal, and the Court of Appeal.

Mark has also acted in matters before the Royal Court of Jersey, the Royal Court of Guernsey, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, the Supreme Court of Bermuda, the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of the State of New York, various courts in Germany, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (Enterprise Division), the High Court of Hong Kong, and the European Court and Commission.

He has appeared before arbitral tribunals in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, LCIA, ICC, DIFC, HKIAC, SCC, SIAC, SCAI, UNCITRAL, ICSID and other arbitration forums, and mediations including under the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s jurisdiction.

Mark is one of the leading valuation and damages experts active in commercial arbitration worldwide identified by Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration (2011 to 2017 inclusive).

He has given oral evidence on over 50 occasions.

WWL says: Mark Bezant is a “hugely respected” figure in the market and impresses commentators with his asset valuation expertise and experience in a broad range of sophisticated commercial matters.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Consulting Experts which can be purchased from our Shop.

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