Mark Bezant

Mark Bezant
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Biographies:

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 about €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 250 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 Organisation’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 is “an excellent quantum and valuation expert”, highlighted as "articulate and persuasive in the face of cross-examination". 

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

Who's Who Legal Consulting Experts: Experts - Investigations - Forensic 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 and Asia Pacific. 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 2010 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.

From 2007 to 2016 Mark was the founding chairman of the valuation special interest group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has carried out 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.

He has given oral evidence on over 50 occasions.

WWL says: Mark Bezant is a well-respected accounting specialist known for his excellent testifying work.

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: Experts - Financial Advisory and Valuation - 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 and Asia Pacific. 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 2010 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.

From 2007 to 2016 Mark was the founding chairman of the valuation special interest group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has carried out 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.

He has given oral evidence on over 50 occasions.

WWL says: Mark Bezant is “an outstanding expert” according to sources who describe him as “a valuations thought leader”.

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

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