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Gervase MacGregor

Gervase MacGregor
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Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Expert Witnesses

Gervase is the head of international advisory, risk and quality at BDO LLP. Gervase is one of the most experienced accounting expert witnesses in the UK and has extensive experience of international arbitrations. He has worked on cases in London (LCIA and ICC), Stockholm (SCC), Geneva (ICC), Paris (ICC, ICSID), Zurich (ICC, ad hoc Cantonal) and Rotterdam (NAI). He has also worked on cases before the Court of First Instance of the European Communities, the High Court in London, the Copyright Tribunal and the Restrictive Practices Court. He has acted as expert witness in hundreds of legal actions and has given oral evidence 45 times.

In 1997 he started working as an external adviser to the United Nations Compensation Commission in respect of compensation claims against Iraq arising from its invasion of Kuwait in 1990. He considered a large number of claims in the oilfield and related energy sectors and was a lead adviser in respect of the Kuwait oil sector’s $23 billion claim for compensation following the blowing up of its oil wells, plus a number of other claims in upstream and downstream operations, and oilfield capital expenditure in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the PNZ between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia (both onshore and offshore) and Jordan.

He is currently sitting as an arbitrator in an SCC arbitration and has acted on many occasions as the independent expert in expert determinations.

He is the author of various books, including Expert Accounting Evidence, Solicitors Accounts and Surveyors, Architects and Estate Agents. He has also written numerous articles for Accountancy and other technical publications.

His main areas of expertise are in the field of natural resources, particularly oil and gas claims; state/operator disputes; in takeover disputes; acting on regulatory matters; and in valuing companies and damages.

Prior to joining BDO he worked as a petroleum geologist in the North Sea, Australia and West Africa.

He has investigated and reported on the affairs of the MG Rover Group and Phoenix Venture Holdings on behalf of the Secretary of State and DTI.

His experience includes acting as an accountant instructed by the UNCC to advise panels on determination of claims against Iraq arising from the Gulf War 1990-1991; acting as an expert for the MCPS-PRS Alliance in the Copyright Tribunal relating to online music; acting in relation to loss of profits (among other issues) arising from the takeover of ERF by MAN (2001-2007, instructed on behalf of MAN); acting as an expert witness on behalf of the Director General of Fair Trading in respect of the removal of resale price maintenance on OTC medicines; acting for the UK energy regulator on the accounting disclosures by the large six energy companies; and monitoring trustee for competition regulators.

WWL says: Gervase MacGregor is a highly rated accountancy expert who is frequently consulted in arbitrations. He has particular expertise in oil and gas matters.

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

Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery: Experts

Gervase is the head of international advisory, risk and quality at BDO International. He specialises in forensic investigations and litigation support, including expert determinations.

Gervase is one of the most experienced accounting expert witnesses in the UK and takes an active role in legal cases and investigations. He has worked on hundreds of forensic investigations, including the initial investigation into the leading case of Caparo. He has given evidence on a large number of occasions in the High Court, the County Court, the Crown Court and the District Court of South Manhattan, and in international arbitrations.

He is the author of various books, including Expert Accounting EvidenceSolicitors’ Accounts and An Industry Accounting and Auditing Guide on the Solicitors’ Account Rules of 1991 and the Accountants Report Rules of 1991. This latter book was based upon years of experience investigating instances of fraud in the legal sector in the 1990s and his work with the Law Society at that time on SAR issues. He has also written numerous articles for Accountancy magazine and other technical publications.

His main areas of expertise are oil and gas claims and commercial claims by corporate bodies.

WWL says: Gervase MacGregor is described as “a force to be reckoned with”. Sources say that he is “hugely respected for the quality and quantity of his work”.

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

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

Gervase is the head of international advisory, risk and quality at BDO LLP. Gervase is one of the most experienced accounting expert witnesses in the UK and has extensive experience of international arbitrations. He has worked on cases in London (LCIA and ICC), Stockholm (SCC), Geneva (ICC), Paris (ICC, ICSID), Zurich (ICC, ad hoc Cantonal) and Rotterdam (NAI). He has also worked on cases before the Court of First Instance of the European Communities, the High Court in London, the Copyright Tribunal and the Restrictive Practices Court. He has acted as expert witness in hundreds of legal actions and has given oral evidence 50 times.

In 1997 he started working as an external adviser to the United Nations Compensation Commission in respect of compensation claims against Iraq arising from its invasion of Kuwait in 1990. He considered a large number of claims in the oilfield and related energy sectors and was a lead adviser in respect of the Kuwait oil sector's US$23 billion claim for compensation following the blowing-up of its oil wells.  Since then he has worked on a large number of disputes in the energy sector.

He is the author of various books, including Expert Accounting EvidenceSolicitors Accounts and SurveyorsArchitects and Estate Agents. He has also written numerous articles for Accountancy and other technical publications.

His main areas of expertise are in the field of natural resources, particularly oil and gas claims; state/operator disputes; takeover disputes; regulatory matters; and valuing companies and damages.

Prior to joining BDO he worked as a petroleum geologist in the North Sea, Australia and West Africa. He has investigated and reported on the affairs of the MG Rover Group and Phoenix Venture Holdings on behalf of the Secretary of State and DTI.

His experience includes acting as an accountant instructed by the UNCC to advise panels on determination of claims against Iraq arising from the Gulf War (1990–1991); acting as an expert for the MCPS-PRS Alliance in the Copyright Tribunal relating to online music; acting in relation to loss of profits (among other issues) arising from the takeover of ERF by MAN (2001–2007, instructed on behalf of MAN); acting as an expert witness on behalf of the Director General of Fair Trading in respect of the removal of resale price maintenance on OTC medicines; acting for the UK energy regulator on the accounting disclosures by the large six energy companies; and monitoring trustee for competition regulators.

WWL says: Gervase McGregor is "a heavyweight expert in the field” praised for his “excellent judgement” and “clarity of expression”.

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

Gervase is the head of international advisory, risk and quality at BDO LLP. Gervase is one of the most experienced accounting expert witnesses in the UK and has extensive experience of international arbitrations. He has worked on cases in London (LCIA and ICC), Stockholm (SCC), Geneva (ICC), Paris (ICC, ICSID), Zurich (ICC, ad hoc Cantonal) and Rotterdam (NAI). He has also worked on cases before the Court of First Instance of the European Communities, the High Court in London, the Copyright Tribunal and the Restrictive Practices Court. He has acted as expert witness in hundreds of legal actions and has given oral evidence 50 times.

In 1997 he started working as an external adviser to the United Nations Compensation Commission in respect of compensation claims against Iraq arising from its invasion of Kuwait in 1990. He considered a large number of claims in the oilfield and related energy sectors and was a lead adviser in respect of the Kuwait oil sector's US$23 billion claim for compensation following the blowing-up of its oil wells.  Since then he has worked on a large number of disputes in the energy sector.

He is the author of various books, including Expert Accounting EvidenceSolicitors Accounts and SurveyorsArchitects and Estate Agents. He has also written numerous articles for Accountancy and other technical publications.

His main areas of expertise are in the field of natural resources, particularly oil and gas claims; state/operator disputes; takeover disputes; regulatory matters; and valuing companies and damages.

Prior to joining BDO he worked as a petroleum geologist in the North Sea, Australia and West Africa. He has investigated and reported on the affairs of the MG Rover Group and Phoenix Venture Holdings on behalf of the Secretary of State and DTI.

His experience includes acting as an accountant instructed by the UNCC to advise panels on determination of claims against Iraq arising from the Gulf War (1990–1991); acting as an expert for the MCPS-PRS Alliance in the Copyright Tribunal relating to online music; acting in relation to loss of profits (among other issues) arising from the takeover of ERF by MAN (2001–2007, instructed on behalf of MAN); acting as an expert witness on behalf of the Director General of Fair Trading in respect of the removal of resale price maintenance on OTC medicines; acting for the UK energy regulator on the accounting disclosures by the large six energy companies; and monitoring trustee for competition regulators.

WWL says: Gervase MacGregor excels on the international stage for his “quick and accurate calculations” and the quality of expertise he provides in connection with high-value international disputes.

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

Who's Who Legal Investigations: Forensic Accountants

Gervase is the head of international advisory, risk and quality at BDO International. He specialises in forensic investigations and litigation support, including expert determinations.

Gervase is one of the most experienced accounting expert witnesses in the UK and takes an active role in legal cases and investigations. He has worked on hundreds of forensic investigations, including the initial investigation into the leading case of Caparo. He has given evidence on a large number of occasions in the High Court.

He has undertaken investigations at the (then) FSA, for the accounting regulator the FRC, was the accounting inspector on the DTI inquiry into MG Rover and has undertaken many investigations for companies into alleged fraud and the malpractice.  He investigated the allegations of financial impropriety in the Network Rail inquiry and has undertaken independent investigations on behalf of audit committees and boards into whistleblowing allegations and similar complaints.

He is the author of various books, including Expert Accounting Evidence, Solicitors’ Accounts and An Industry Accounting and Auditing Guide on the Solicitors’ Account Rules of 1991 and the Accountants Report Rules of 1991. This latter book was based upon years of experience investigating instances of fraud in the legal sector in the 1990s and his work with the Law Society at that time on SAR issues. He has also written numerous articles for Accountancy magazine and other technical publications.

WWL says: One market source comments, "I found Gervase extremely knowledgeable, incredibly thorough, responsive and professional.”

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

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