Stephen is a forensic accounting partner at BDO LLP. He is an experienced forensic accountant with nearly 20 years of diverse experience in litigation matters, international arbitration and investigations. He has been involved in expert witness assignments in the areas of breach of contract and loss of profits, acquisitions and disposals disputes, minority shareholder and joint venture disputes, insurance claims, valuations, accounts interpretation, directors' disqualifications and intellectual property matters. Stephen has been in involved in expert witness matters in litigation and arbitration. He has also led large multinational teams in a number of major international financial investigations.
Prior to joining BDO, Stephen worked in the forensic services practices of a number of other professional services firms, as well as big-four and specialist consultants, where he was involved in major investigations and large-scale litigation assignments. Stephen also spent three years working for an international firm of chartered loss adjusters dealing with loss of profits and investigating suspected fraudulent insurance claims.
Stephen graduated with honours with a BSc degree in civil engineering from Aston University, Birmingham. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has a postgraduate certificate in fraud risk management from John Moores University, Liverpool.
Over the years, Stephen has gained extensive experience and has worked on some very high-profile matters. His main areas of industry expertise are in the fields of natural resources, particularly mining, automotive, construction and engineering, and aerospace.
Much of Stephen's experience involves cross-border disputes and investigations and he has worked throughout the world. Stephen has also been involved in numerous expert witness matters, both litigation and international arbitration.
Stephen has extensive experience of contentious insolvency matters and has worked alongside insolvency practitioners in a number of roles, including as expert accountant and adviser, in investigations to follow cash as well as the tracing and recovery of assets. By way of example, he has worked closely with the joint liquidators of RFC 2012 PLC (formerly the Rangers Football Club Plc) on various matters requiring forensic accounting expertise.
WWL says: Interviewees speak well of Stephen Peters, with one source stating: "in addition to being succinct, persuasive and accurate in his analysis, I was impressed by his commercial sense."
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