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Andrew Maclay

Andrew Maclay
Firm:
Office:
55 Baker Street
W1U 7EU
City:
London
Country:
England
Tel:
+44 20 7893 3487

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Expert Witnesses

Andrew has specialised in all aspects of forensic accounting since 1996. He has worked on a large variety of disputes involving international commercial and investment arbitration, breach of contract, breach of warranty, loss of profits, sale and purchase disputes, expert determinations, valuations, contentious insolvency, fraud and corruption investigations and UK Bribery act advice. He has testified before the English High Court, a criminal court, ICC and LCIA tribunals and by way of deposition.

Andrew has an MA in economics from the University of Cambridge and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; an accountant expert witness as accredited by the Academy of Experts; and a forensic accountant as accredited by the ICAEW. He is also an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a certified fraud examiner.

He has lectured and written articles on international commercial and investment arbitration and anti-corruption matters. He is an officer of the IBA subcommittee on asset tracing, and represents BDO at the OECD working group on bribery.

He has worked in many jurisdictions, particularly France, Switzerland, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Between 1991 and 1994 he worked in Burundi, Africa, and is fluent in French. Sectors in which he has worked include aviation, telecoms, electricity generation, oil and gas, renewables, extractive industries, manufacturing, retail, construction and infrastructure.

International commercial and investment arbitration matters he has worked on include several cases on behalf of the Arab Republic of Egypt and other respondent states; an ICC infrastructure dispute in Nigeria; an ICC dispute in relation to an alleged failed component in a satellite; an unfair competition issue in the Middle East; and a number of different electricity power plants and and related companies. Other cases he has worked on include one of the United Nations compensation committee panels; an expert determination over the value of Areva NP; litigation arising out of the collapse of Swissair; litigation in France on behalf of an Iranian company; a corporate investigation in east Africa; and asset-tracing cases involving Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Italy.

WWL says: Andrew Maclay is a leading authority on forensic accounting in international commercial and investment arbitration.

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

Andrew has specialised in all aspects of forensic accounting since 1996. He has worked on a large variety of disputes involving international commercial and investment arbitration, breach of contract, breach of warranty, loss of profits, sale and purchase disputes, expert determinations, valuations, contentious insolvency, fraud and corruption investigations and UK Bribery act advice.

Andrew is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a certified fraud examiner and an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He is an accredited accountant expert witness, accredited by the Academy of Experts and a forensic accountant, accredited by the ICAEW.

He has lectured and written articles on international arbitration and anti-corruption matters. He leads BDO UK’s anti-bribery service line and represents BDO International at the OECD working group on bribery. He is a member of the IBA’s subcommittee on asset tracing and is listed in Who’s Who Legal: Asset Tracing.

Sectors in which he has worked include aviation, telecoms, electricity generation, oil and gas, renewables, extractive industries, manufacturing, retail, construction and infrastructure.

He has worked in many jurisdictions, particularly France, Switzerland, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Between 1991 and 1994 he worked in Burundi; he is fluent in French.

WWL says: Andrew Maclay is "particularly active" in disputes involving fraud and corruption investigations.

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

Who's Who Legal Investigations: Forensic Accountants

Andrew has specialised in all aspects of forensic accounting since 1996. He has worked on investigations, asset tracing and a large variety of international commercial and investment arbitration disputes, all with an international element – including breach of contract, breach of warranty, loss of profits, sale and purchase disputes, expert determinations, valuations, contentious insolvency, fraud and corruption investigations and UK Bribery act advice. He has testified before the English High Court, a criminal court, ICC, LCIA and ICSID tribunals and by way of deposition.

Andrew has an MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is a certified fraud examiner, an accountant expert witness accredited by the Academy of Experts and a forensic accountant accredited by the ICAEW. He is also an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He is an officer of the IBA subcommittee on asset tracing, and represents BDO at the OECD working group on bribery. He has lectured on fraud investigation, asset tracing, the quantification of damages in bribery cases and international arbitration to audiences around the world, including Commonwealth Secretariat conferences in Nigeria and India. He has authored chapters in Banking on Corruption and GAR Guide to Damages in International Arbitration.

He has worked in many jurisdictions, particularly France, Switzerland, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Between 1991 and 1994 he worked in Burundi, Africa, and is fluent in French. Sectors in which he has worked include aviation, telecoms, electricity generation, oil and gas, renewables, extractive industries, manufacturing, retail, construction and infrastructure.

Major investigations he has worked on include worldwide litigation arising out of the collapse of Swissair, an investigation into accounting and corporate governance issues and alleged corruption in a company in Kenya, a global asset-tracing case for a Saudi businessman, contentious litigation following the collapse of the Versailles Group and asset recovery in relation to General Abacha in Nigeria. He was also appointed special representative in the UK of an Italian magistrate in relation to a Milan corruption investigation. He has advised more than 50 organisations on aspects of the UK Bribery Act, particularly the adequate procedures defence.

WWL says: Andrew Maclay is a prominent player in the market, known for his longstanding practice focusing on fraud and corruption investigations, as well as UK Bribery Act advisory work.

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

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