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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Almir Smajlović is an "extremely thorough, responsive and enthusiastic" expert, hailed for his "creative thinking and novel solutions".

Biography

Almir Smajlovic is a senior partner in Alvarez & Marsal’s disputes and investigation practice, where he focuses on international commercial and investment treaty arbitration. For over 10 years, Mr Smajlovic has assisted clients in the areas of damages quantum and other financial, economic, forensic and accounting-related analyses in the context of disputes, valuations, audits and transactions.

Mr Smajlovic is a certified public accountant with fluency in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian and English, and a working knowledge of Russian, Slovenian, Czech, Macedonian and Bulgarian. He has led engagements and assessed damages in international arbitration matters held under the auspices of various forums including ICSID, ICDR, LCIA, SCC, ICC, SIAC, among others.

Mr Smajlovic has particular expertise in valuation methodologies including the discounted cash flow, market, asset and hybrid-based approaches. Mr Smajlovic’s quantum experience spans a wide variety of industries and asset types including financial services (banking, trading, factoring, structured finance); real estate (hotel, retail, apartments, residential); offshore and onshore oil and gas; downstream oil and gas; renewables (including solar and hydro); conventional power plants (CCGTs); nuclear power plants; chemical plants; metals and mining; ferroalloy and silica manganese plants; telecommunications; and various LBO-type investments.

Prior to joining Alvarez & Marsal, Mr Smajlovic held positions in the international arbitration practices of CRA International and FTI Consulting in Houston. Prior to these roles, Mr Smajlovic worked in the assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he provided audit-related services for upstream oil and gas, drilling services, chemical manufacturing, utilities, transportation and banking industry clients. In this role, Mr Smajlovic also gained extensive experience in auditing various sale and long-term supply contracts, as well as in the valuation of fixed income (debt instruments) and derivative contracts (financial and physical).

Prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr Smajlovic spent almost a decade working for Kellogg, Brown & Root in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, in various operational and supply chain roles.

Mr Smajlovic graduated summa cum laude from the University of Houston with a master’s degree in accounting.

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