Matthias Cazier-Darmois is a senior director in FTI Consulting’s economic and financial consulting practice with more than 12 years of experience in providing expert evidence and valuation advice in the context of complex commercial disputes and arbitrations.
Matthias routinely estimates damages as may arise from breaches of contracts, expropriations of assets or companies, breaches of warranties and representations, breaches of fiduciary duties, transfers of shares below market value or matters of unfair prejudice to minority shareholders, with financial consequences regularly exceeding US$100 million. Matthias also provides damages valuation advice to third-party funders.
Matthias has attended tens of arbitration hearings and gave evidence in an ICSID arbitration in relation to lost profits in a large construction dispute. He also acts as an expert witness at advocacy workshops organised by law firms or advocacy training institutes. He has authored or co-authored several papers on damages and on valuation-related topics.
Matthias is also regularly involved in numerous non-contentious engagements, including financial due diligence exercises, advising on valuation in the context of fairness opinions or transactions, and corporate fraud investigations.
Matthias holds a master's and a postgraduate degree in finance from the Paris Dauphine University. Before joining FTI Consulting in 2009, Matthias worked as a consultant in the European finance and accounting services practice of LECG in London and, before that, in the corporate finance division of a Big Four accounting firm in Paris and London.
Matthias is currently based in Paris and works both in French and English.
WWL says: Matthias Cazier-Darmois focuses his practice on the assessment of damages in a wide range of complex commercial disputes, and is a “definite inclusion” for his experience in cases involving multiple jurisdictions.
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