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.
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