Jean-Luc Guitera

Jean-Luc Guitera
Firm:
Office:
Tour EQHO
2, Avenue Gambetta CS 600 55
92066
City:
Paris
Country:
France
Tel:
+33 1 5568 6962
Fax:
+33 1 5568 7351

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Expert Witnesses

Jean-Luc Guitera heads the KPMG forensic team in Paris, responsible for forensic engagements in France and French-speaking countries in Africa.

Mr Guitera has 28 years of experience with KPMG, having been an auditor before specialising first in transaction services (mergers and acquisitions) and then, since 2003, in forensic (fraud and compliance investigations, M&A and commercial disputes, and international arbitration). He has led engagements in France and in more than 20 countries across all continents.

In a transaction advisory role, Mr Guitera has been involved in more than 30 engagements and has worked on major transactions such as the creation of EADS (the leading aerospace and defence manufacturer in Europe) and Airbus. He has also acted as a principal in the disposal of two companies.

 

Mr Guitera has been involved in more than 60 valuations of all types acting as auditor, transaction services partner leading a due diligence team, court or tribunal-appointed expert (arbitral tribunals, Monaco appellate court), expert witness (arbitral tribunals and French state courts), member of an arbitral tribunal, and independent expert appointed by both parties to determine the final transaction price in mergers and acquisitions operations.

As a financial expert, Mr Guitera has given oral evidence 20 times, in French and English, acting as expert for the claimant or defendant, or as tribunal-appointed expert, in Paris, New York, London, Geneva, Cayman Islands and Bucharest, under ICC, CIRDI, UNCITRAL, OHADA and ad hoc arbitration rules. His industry experience is quite varied and he has acted as expert on commercial/contractual, construction and expropriation claims. He has been selected to teach the valuation courses at the Paris Arbitration Academy in 2015.

Mr Guitera has also extensive experience of compliance and fraud-related investigations (misappropriation of assets, fraudulent financial reporting, corruption) and has led more than 100 investigations in the operations of foreign subsidiaries of French-based groups. He has also been involved in a significant number of e-discoveries (US-related or not).

Mr Guitera graduated in economy and finance (Félicitations du Jury, 1988) from Sciences Po Paris, one of the leading French business schools, and holds a master’s degree in business law and a diploma in tax law from University Paris-II Assas. He is a member of the French Institute of Chartered Accountants, the French Institute of Registered Auditors and of the French Society of Valuers. Mr Guitera is fluent in French and English, and also reads Spanish and Portuguese.

WWL says: Jean-Luc Guitera “truly shines during hearings” according to one respondent, while another considers him “a quick-witted, effective and persuasive witness”.

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

Jean-Luc Guitera heads the KPMG forensic team in Paris. He is also Head of KPMG’s dispute advisory service for the EMA region and is in charge of the relations with the Paris-based law firms and general counsels.

He has 30 years of experience with KPMG, having been an auditor before specialising first in transaction services (M&A), and then, since 2003, in forensic (fraud investigations, M&A and commercial disputes, international arbitration). He has led engagements in France and in over 20 countries across all continents.

In a transaction advisory role, Mr Guitera has been involved in more than 40 engagements and has worked on major transactions such as the creation of EADS (the leading aerospace and defence manufacturer in Europe) and Airbus. He has also acted as independent expert appointed by both parties to determine the final transaction price in M&A operations in 10 transactions.

 He has been involved in more than 60 valuations of all types acting as auditor, transaction services partner leading a due diligence team, court or tribunal-appointed-expert (arbitral tribunals, Monaco appellate court), expert witness (arbitral tribunals and French state courts), member of an arbitral tribunal and independent expert. 

As a financial expert, Mr Guitera has been involved in 30 international arbitration and has given oral evidence more than 20 times, in French or English, acting as expert for claimants and respondents alike, and as a tribunal-appointed expert, in Paris, New York, London, Geneva, Cayman Islands and Bucharest, under ICC, CIRDI, UNCITRAL, OHADA and ad hoc arbitration rules. His industry experience covers, among others, the aerospace and defence, telecommunications, and construction. He also has experience in the financial assessment of complex industrial contracts.

WWL says: Jean-Luc Guitera is described by peers as "the main competitor in the market on investigations" and has nearly 20 years of experience in international forensic investigations.

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 - Construction - Quantum & Delay

Jean-Luc Guitera heads the KPMG forensic team in Paris. He is also Head of KPMG’s dispute advisory service for the EMA region and is in charge of the relations with the Paris-based law firms and general counsels.

He has 30 years of experience with KPMG, having been an auditor before specialising first in transaction services (M&A), and then, since 2003, in forensic (fraud investigations, M&A and commercial disputes, international arbitration). He has led engagements in France and in over 20 countries across all continents.

In a transaction advisory role, Mr Guitera has been involved in more than 40 engagements and has worked on major transactions such as the creation of EADS (the leading aerospace and defence manufacturer in Europe) and Airbus. He has also acted as independent expert appointed by both parties to determine the final transaction price in M&A operations in 10 transactions.

 He has been involved in more than 60 valuations of all types acting as auditor, transaction services partner leading a due diligence team, court or tribunal-appointed-expert (arbitral tribunals, Monaco appellate court), expert witness (arbitral tribunals and French state courts), member of an arbitral tribunal and independent expert. 

As a financial expert, Mr Guitera has been involved in 30 international arbitration and has given oral evidence more than 20 times, in French or English, acting as expert for claimants and respondents alike, and as a tribunal-appointed expert, in Paris, New York, London, Geneva, Cayman Islands and Bucharest, under ICC, CIRDI, UNCITRAL, OHADA, and ad hoc arbitration rules. His industry experience covers, among others, the aerospace and defence, telecommunications, and construction. He also has experience in the financial assessment of complex industrial contracts.

WWL says: Jean-Luc Guitera enjoys an excellent reputation among clients, who speak highly of "his unique ability to combine high technical skills with offering simple explanations to an arbitral tribunal".

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

Jean-Luc Guitera heads the KPMG forensic team in Paris. He is also Head of KPMG’s dispute advisory service for the EMA region and is in charge of the relations with the Paris-based law firms and general counsels.

He has 30 years of experience with KPMG, having been an auditor before specialising first in transaction services (M&A), and then, since 2003, in forensic (fraud investigations, M&A and commercial disputes, international arbitration). He has led engagements in France and in over 20 countries across all continents.

In a transaction advisory role, Mr Guitera has been involved in more than 40 engagements and has worked on major transactions such as the creation of EADS (the leading aerospace and defence manufacturer in Europe) and Airbus. He has also acted as independent expert appointed by both parties to determine the final transaction price in M&A operations in 10 transactions.

 He has been involved in more than 60 valuations of all types acting as auditor, transaction services partner leading a due diligence team, court or tribunal-appointed-expert (arbitral tribunals, Monaco appellate court), expert witness (arbitral tribunals and French state courts), member of an arbitral tribunal and independent expert. 

As a financial expert, Mr Guitera has been involved in 30 international arbitration and has given oral evidence more than 20 times, in French or English, acting as expert for claimants and respondents alike, and as a tribunal-appointed expert, in Paris, New York, London, Geneva, Cayman Islands and Bucharest, under ICC, CIRDI, UNCITRAL, OHADA, and ad hoc arbitration rules. His industry experience covers, among others, the aerospace and defence, telecommunications and construction. He also has experience in the financial assessment of complex industrial contracts.

WWL says: Jean-Luc Guitera is an excellent consultant who offers extensive expertise on matters relating to commercial disputes and mergers.

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

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