Travis Taylor is responsible for Navigant’s international arbitration practice in the UK. He has significant international experience involving complex accounting and valuation issues, having specialised in valuations and forensic accounting since 1999.
Travis assists clients in many contexts, including litigation support and valuations for portfolio, tax and financial reporting purposes. Litigation support assignments typically include quantum of loss assessments in complex disputes, and opining on accounting and financial issues, shareholder disputes, post-transaction disputes, contractual disputes and fraud investigations. Portfolio valuation assignments include the valuation of alternative investments for which there are no active markets in accordance with industry best practice. Tax valuations include the valuation of businesses, shares, options and intellectual property for review and negotiation with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, and other taxation authorities. Travis undertakes financial reporting valuations for acquisitions (IFRS 3 and ASC 805), share-based payments (IFRS 2), intangible assets (fair value under IFRS 13), impairment reviews of goodwill and intangible assets (IAS 36), and financial instruments (IAS 39/IFRS 9).
Travis has carried out over 300 substantive valuations in his career involving contentious and non-contentious matters in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Russia/CIS, Africa, North America and Australasia. These valuation assignments were undertaken across a wide range of industries, including energy, mining, financial services, shipping, luxury goods and manufacturing.
Travis has been appointed as an expert in international arbitration proceedings brought under ICSID, ICC, HKIAC and LMAA rules, as well as in English High Court matters. He has given oral testimony in the UK, US, France and Hong Kong.
Travis is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a member of the UK Society of Share and Business Valuers.
WWL says: Taylor is a “valuations specialist” who is praised for his "diligence" and "user-friendly manner".
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