Christophe Schmit is one of Accuracy’s founding partners. He leads the forensics, litigation and arbitration practice in Paris and has worked on numerous engagements in different jurisdictions, including French courts and international courts of arbitration.
Christophe has particular expertise in the analysis of facts from an economic and financial standpoint and in the quantification of damages. He has been involved in cases covering a variety of situations (breach of contract, construction claims, expropriation, market eviction, intellectual property, M&A) and industrial sectors (oil and gas, energy and utilities, engineering, construction, manufacturing, real estate).
Christophe has been appointed expert witness in international arbitration cases under ICC, ICSID, French arbitration institutes and ad hoc rules. He has given evidence in French and English.
Christophe is a mediator accredited by the Paris Mediation and Arbitration Chamber. He also regularly acts as independent expert appointed by both parties in M&A disputes.
In addition to his expertise in forensics, litigation and arbitration, Christophe advises large corporations on some of their critical operations or decisions, including: preliminary assessment of targets, due diligence, business plan preparation, business valuation, assistance to business restructuring.
Prior to founding Accuracy, Christophe was a partner at Ernst & Young in Paris. He started his career with Arthur Andersen in 1993.
Christophe graduated from HEC Paris where he specialised in economics and finance. He holds a master’s degree in accounting science. He is fluent in French (mother tongue) and English.
WWL says: Christophe Schmit is "highly knowledgeable and a longstanding member of the arbitration scene".
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