This year, we recognise 52 future leaders of the arbitration expert witness market. They are celebrated as the top players in the younger generation of expert witnesses for their excellent performance testifying in arbitration proceedings.
The Legal Marketplace Analysis only covers a selection of particularly highly regarded individuals. A full list of those practitioners selected for inclusion in this category can be found on our Market Insight Tool.
WWL does not list firms, only individual practitioners. The ’leading firms’ in each region are firms with numerous leading individuals highlighted, often across multiple jurisdictions. They are grouped for the benefit of readers and do not constitute a firm ranking.
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Most Highly Regarded
Mehmet Karakoc is “a star in the matters of delay and quantum” who “stands out with his knowledge and is impressive when giving evidence”. Sources add, “He is very thorough, methodical and has a deep understanding of complex issues.”
Ali Al-Ahmad gains plaudits for his “strong analytical skills”, with sources noting that he “understands the industry very well”.
Ben Johnson stands out as “one of the best of his generation”. Commentators laud him for his “most valuable skill” to “communicate complex things simply”.
Amit Arora is a “highly recommended” expert who “shines in his abilities to manage projects across disciplines and with huge complexities involved” as well as his “easy-to-understand explanations of complex economic concepts”.
Rob Lockwood is well known among clients for being “extremely knowledgeable” and for his “high-quality work”, which is “well presented, always relevant and focused”.
Alexander Lee “excels at explaining complex damages concepts to lawyers and clients in a way that is relatable and easy to comprehend”, say sources, who add, “He has a real talent for attention to detail.”
The “truly amazing” Gustavo De Marco is a “star of quantum and economic experts”, who consistently “impresses counsel and tribunal” with his “great knowledge of construction matters”.
Ariel Medvedeff is commended for his “broad and deep understanding of the industry”. “He comes up with excellent arguments, even when working under pressure” and “has a great future ahead of him”.
Andrés Casserly is “highly praised by clients” for his “very detailed-oriented and hands-on approach”. “His experience is unparalleled by other arbitration experts at this stage in his career.” Alan Rozenberg “is a very strong expert; young yet very experienced”, according to interviewees. Other sources comment that “he is capable of explaining the most complex issues in a clear way” and is “definitely an expert you want on your side”.
Kate Lilleyman is well versed in a variety of forensic disputes, including joint venture disputes and loss of profit disputes and is recognised for her “thoroughness and attention to detail” as well as “the quality of her reports”.
Anastasia Mikhalitsyna is a well-respected expert who is admired for being “extremely organised” and “on top of every detail”.
The “exceptional” Simon Procopiou “is extremely knowledgeable about forensic accounting” and has “a deep understanding of the arbitration process”.
NERA Economic Consulting
Erin McHugh impresses commentators with her “extensive experience in valuation of financial products and business assets and in the quantification of damages in arbitration proceedings”.
Sources “would not hesitate to recommend” the “extremely intelligent” Robert Patton who is “very knowledgeable and has extensive experience in the quantification of damages”.
One impressed source lauds Tomas Haug as “one of the best damages experts I have worked with” and notes that he “definitely deserves to be included in the list”.
Other leading individuals
María Victoria Edwards Vial of FK Economics is widely acclaimed as a “creative and open-minded expert” who is “able to look not only to details but also at the bigger picture” in complex cases.
At Berkeley Research Group, Anastasia Malyugina is a “brilliant young practitioner” who is “highly recommended” and cited as “excellent in cross-examination”. She is praised as an “absolute superstar of heavyweight arbitration battles”.
Ankura’s Matthew Finn is “a great quantum expert” with “impressive international arbitration experience”. He impresses with his “keen eye for detail”, with sources adding he is always “meticulously well prepared”.
At Augusta Ventures, Clara Segurola is a “highly skilled economist” who is “first choice” for impressed sources. They credit her with widespread knowledge of various industries and also for being “very dedicated to client service”.
Joe Skilton at Versant Partners stands out as “one of the best experts” in the market, known for his “client-focused approach and his ability to break down concepts in an authoritative but accessible way”.
United Arab Emirates
Juan Sáez at Accuracy is an “excellent expert with outstanding communication skills”. He is able to effectively “analyse complicated technical problems” and can “convincingly and clearly answer difficult questions in cross-examinations”.
“Excellent quantum expert” Andrea Cardani of Berkeley Research Group is highlighted for the strength of his economic analysis and is recognised as being “very good for investment arbitration”.
Jesus Corona Vasquez of HKA is distinguished as “a very effective expert witness” praised for his “creative analysis” as well as his “very clear responses”.