Andrew Grantham has dealt with litigation matters and financial investigations since 1991. His experience as an expert accountancy witness covers many aspects of accounting and financial matters, including breach of contract and loss of profits claims, claims arising following acquisitions and sales of businesses (including breach of warranty and completion account disputes) and business valuations.
He has given expert evidence in the UK High Court and Crown Court, as well as in international arbitrations on over 30 occasions. He has given evidence in ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL and various ad hoc arbitrations around the world. Andrew has acted as an arbitrator and regularly acts as a neutral expert determiner on completion account disputes.
Andrew has also been involved in major financial investigations, and has given expert evidence in criminal proceedings brought against a director of a construction company in respect of fraudulent trading. He has also been appointed as an inspector by the UK’s Department of Trade and Industry to investigate accounting irregularities under section 447 of the Companies Act.
His work over the past 25 years has included audit, corporate finance due diligence, internal audit and corporate recovery liquidity appraisals and valuations. In respect of corporate liquidity, he has also undertaken assignments involving security for cost applications. Andrew has undertaken a significant number of valuations in both contentious and non-contentious situations.
Andrew has experience across a variety of industry sectors, including telecoms, construction, engineering, utilities, oil and gas, energy, chemicals, shipping, transportation, automotive, food processing, pharmaceutical, retail, property and manufacturing. Andrew graduated with honours with a BSc degree in mathematics from Nottingham University. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
WWL says: Andrew Grantham "is responsive and thoughtful" and is regarded as "one of the top-tier arbitration experts".
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