Kai uses the power of facts and financial analysis to quantify damages in international arbitrations, litigation and forensic investigations. Having led more than 150 engagements in his career with values of up to €170 billion, Kai has been benefiting clients by successfully advising them for almost two decades. He has managed projects dealing with entities from 53 different countries, including the UK, USA, Switzerland, Argentina, Singapore, Venezuela, Russia, Indonesia and Turkmenistan. His recent caseload includes appointments as a party or tribunal-appointed expert witness in ICSID, ICC, VIAC, LCIA and DIS disputes. He has testified to tribunals and national courts. He has worked in a wide range of sectors, including utilities/energy, oil and gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, engineering, private equity, financial services and media/internet. Mr Schumacher's experience includes breaches of contract, investment disputes, post-M&A disputes, expropriations, shareholder disputes, financial disputes, valuation of financial assets and financial institutions, as well as financial investigations. In the past, he provided advice in respect of more than 40 (contentious) sale and purchase agreements and commercial contracts. Prior to joining AlixPartners in 2014, he was with Alvarez & Marsal, and managing partner with an international audit firm. Mr Schumacher earned an MBA from the HEC School of Management, Paris, and the Wharton School, Philadelphia. He achieved distinction by ranking on HEC's Dean's Honor List. In addition, he is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and a certified public accountant (CPA). A German national, he is fluent in German and English and conversational in French.
WWL says: Kai Schumacher is described by one of his peers as "the best expert witness I have ever worked with. Neutral to the very end".
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