In this chapter we recognise 215 quantum experts and 23 future leaders who stand out in the market for their exceptional work providing first-class damages assessments, pecuniary remedies and asset valuations, as well as their strong testifying experience.
The Global Elite Thought Leaders are those individuals who received the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources this year. Our research has identified them as truly outstanding practitioners and the very best in their field.
Who’s Who Legal does not list firms, only individual experts. The leading firms are those in each region whose listed practitioners received the most total nominations in our research.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
Mark Bezant is a “standout” name in the market, looked upon with enormous favour by peers who consider him “excellent on valuation work”.
Global Elite Thought Leader Mike Pilgrem is an “impressive” quantum expert who “focuses on valuation” and “is an extremely experienced testifying expert”.
With over 25 years of experience John Ellison is “one of the top experts” in the market, according to peers who praise his depth of expertise on quantum valuations.
Noel Matthews is “building a strong reputation” as a result of his 20 years of experience and impressive work as a quantum expert witness.
Richard Edwards is “very impressive” on valuation claims and has a “great reputation” among peers for his deep experience across a range of industries.
Navin Waghe provides “very thoughtful analysis” to his work as an expert and is “very thorough, very focused” and a “specialist in damages”.
Global Elite Thought Leader Philip Haberman is a leading figure in the European market who sources “cannot recommend enough” for complex commercial disputes.
Frank Ilett is a “standout name” with over 25 years of experience in providing expert testimony on quantum issues in high-value litigation proceedings.
Vikki Wall is an “exceptional” and deeply experienced expert who is highly sought after by clients for her knowledge of quantum valuations.
Liz Perks ranks highly among peers thanks to her adept handling of quantum matters pertaining to commercial, transactional and corporate disputes.
Global Elite Thought Leader Richard Boulton QC is a leading name in the market, and leaves clients “very impressed” with his deep expertise in valuation and damages analysis.
Greg Harman is an “excellent and thorough expert” who is “personable, easy to work with, intelligent and extremely effective”.
With over 20 years of experience, Daniel Ryan is widely regarded as “excellent” by peers who revere his intellectual property valuations expertise.
Michael Kenyon is “truly excellent”, say peers, and has a wealth of experience as an expert witness on quantum matters.
Boaz Moselle is a “well-known” figure in the energy sector with significant expertise in the valuation of energy assets and estimating damages in international arbitrations.
Neil Dryden is a “very impressive” damages expert, with a deep knowledge of complex banking, finance, energy and pharmaceuticals matters.
Antitrust and economics expert David Sevy is well versed and “truly excellent” in acting as an economic expert in international litigation damages cases.
Anthony Charlton is a “highly knowledgeable expert” and is widely regarded as a leading figure in France for the quantification of damages in international disputes.
Philip Rees is a “star” in the European market, and an expert that peers “would always recommend” for assessing damages in litigation proceedings.
Elizabeth Gutteridge “excels in complex litigation and investigations in the financial services sector”. She is a “fantastic communicator” and “thorough, organised, systematic and reliable”.
Global Elite Thought Leader Timothy Allen is “one of the leading names” in the European market. He regularly works on complex quantum of loss assessments and in international arbitrations.
Ermelinda Beqiraj is a “very knowledgeable” expert who is “very impressive” when quantifying damages in international litigation and arbitration proceedings.
Roula Harfouche “focuses on valuations in disputes” and draws praise for being “excellent” in contentious valuation proceedings.
Nicolas Barsalou is “extremely experienced and level-headed”, and earns fulsome praise as “a great person and great with clients”.
Carlos Lapuerta draws praise from peers and clients alike for his “excellent” practice, which focuses on providing expert economic analysis and financial valuations in international arbitrations.
Richard Caldwell is an “exceptionally knowledgeable expert” with the “ability to come up with creative solutions to complex problems on his feet”.
José Antonio García is widely regarded as an “excellent expert” with an “impressive breadth of knowledge” who is “quick on his feet and extraordinarily clever”.
Internationally renowned expert Richard Indge has over 25 years of experience in providing witness evidence on valuation issues and quantum analysis.
Jim Eales comes highly recommended by peers for his profound expertise handling valuations relating to unquoted shares and intellectual property rights.
Maggie Stilwell is “very good and active on the transactional side”, and has over 20 years’ experience in providing top-tier expert services in disputes.
Other leading individuals
BDO’s David Mitchell has “clear and considerable expertise in his field” and “good experience” acting as a damages expert in international arbitration proceedings.
Susan Blower has a “strong depth of knowledge” and “the ability to explain complex accounting and valuation concepts in a clear and non-technical way”.
With over 30 years of experience, Chris Osborne of Osborne Partners is definitely a “big name” in the European market and comes “highly rated” by peers for his first-rate quantum analysis.
Kate Hart of Roffe Swayne “excels in the complex quantification of damages”. She is a “real team player” who is “very responsive and gives excellent advice to clients”.
Andrew Flower at Alvarez & Marsal is held in high esteem by market sources, who consider him a top choice in France for providing expert testimony in high-value arbitrations.
Pablo Spiller is “very well regarded” among peers and clients for his wealth of consulting and expert experience in complex and high-profile international arbitrations.
The “fantastic” Manuel Abdala is “very active” in quantum and damages analysis, and comes highly recommended as a “great and very respected practitioner”.
Joseph Kalt is widely acknowledged as “an excellent expert” with a “very impressive” skillset when testifying as an expert on competition-related damages claims.
The internationally renowned Pablo López Zadicoff is “a star” in the North American market with a “brilliant” knowledge of disputes across a wide array of industries.
Mark Israel draws praise from peers as an “excellent” economics expert with deep experience of complex antitrust litigations.
Global Elite Thought Leader Alexis Maniatis draws praise as “excellent” expert with over 20 years’ experience in advising clients on valuation and damages issues.
Benjamin Sacks is a “superb quantum expert” who is “unflappable on the stand”, “stays anchored to his theory”, and “is truly objective and honest”.
Darrell Chodorow is “highly attentive to detail” and “impeccable on quantum matters”. He is “highly technical” and “very knowledgeable” with “extensive experience” in complex damages cases.
Howard Rosen draws universal endorsements as an international leader for his “ability to cut through apparent complexity and communicate about valuation issues clearly, succinctly and forcefully”.
Paul Marcus is “very knowledgeable in financial economics and damages”, and earns further praise for being “incredibly responsive, critically thinking and extremely thoughtful”.
Chris Milburn “would certainly be well recommended” thanks to his remarkable facility for providing excellent economic analysis to clients on damages and business valuations.
Neal Mizrahi is a “very impressive” and “highly knowledgeable” expert with significant experience providing first-rate testimony and analysis in energy arbitrations.
The “excellent” Christopher Larkin is “great to work with” according to peers, and has over 25 years of experience acting as an expert on quantum matters.
David Teece is widely regarded as a “top expert” in financial consulting services. He has over 30 years of experience handling competition-related damages claims.
The “impressive” Christopher Goncalves has “deep experience” in providing expert services in international energy arbitration and litigation proceedings.
Santiago Dellepiane comes in for high praise from sources who commend his first-class analysis on economic valuations and damages assessments.
The highly recommended Robert Yerman is well respected for his impressive experience providing damage assessments in large claims cases.
The “outstanding” Greig Taylor is a “star” in the North American market, with a “wealth of experience as a damages evaluation expert”.
The distinguished Scott Gray ranks highly among peers, who applaud his “excellent work” as an expert in commercial arbitrations.
Greg Crider is “among the best” construction experts in the market, with over 35 years’ experience and a wealth of knowledge providing analysis in domestic and international disputes.
Other leading individuals
Errol Soriano of Duff & Phelps is a “major player” in the Canadian market and regularly acts as a testifying expert on major disputes involving complex damages claims.
Global Elite Thought Leader Daniel Flores of Quadrant Economics has the “superb ability to explain complex concepts to audiences in a simple and engaging way”. He is also credited with “the rare combination of strong analytical and testifying skills”.
Jennifer Vanderhart of Analytics Research Group is “thorough, responsive and a pleasure to work withjoh”, and excels on everything from commercial fraud to deceptive trade practice litigation.
Carlos Pabon-Agudelo of Infrastructure Economic Consulting “is very knowledgeable about quantum issues” and has “very strong testifying skills”, especially in “infrastructure-related projects”.
Independent practitioner Antoinette Pincott draws plaudits from peers in the US market for her “talent in damages” and strong international experience.
The “impressive” Jeffrey Fuchs of Delta Consulting Group has “extensive knowledge and experience” in damages claims and valuation and brings “outstanding quality” to his work.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
With over 20 years’ experience, Dawna Wright comes highly recommended by peers and clients alike for her excellent work in economic loss, valuations and complex commercial disputes.
James Nicholson is an “open-minded, creative and intelligent” damages consultant and quantum expert. He is perceived as “calm and collected under cross-examination”.
The internationally renowned Owen Hawkes is an “impressive expert” who is very “well known” and respected among peers for his expertise in dispute advisory services.
The “highly experienced” Greg Meredith is “rated very highly” by peers and clients alike for his leading valuations and damages work.
Other leading individuals
Tony Samuel of Sapere Forensic is “highly regarded” and “greatly respected”, with extensive experience and understanding of domestic and international disputes.
Axiom Forensics’ Michael Potter is greatly experienced in acting in complex litigation proceedings regarding quantification of damages in Australia.
John McGuiness of McGrathNicol is an “extremely credible” expert who demonstrates “great knowledge of his field” and a broad skillset in cross-examinations.
Mustafa Hadi of Berkeley Research Group is “very responsive and analytical” and draws praise as “extremely clever”, especially in disputes and expert testimony valuations.
Richard Hayler of Deloitte is very well respected for his leading expertise in economic valuation and analysis. Clients report being “impressed by his dedication”.
Accuracy’s Jonathan Ellis is an “excellent” testifying expert who is very well regarded for his deep expertise in the assessment of lost profits.
Compass Lexecon’s Marcelo Schoeters has a wealth of expertise and experience in the valuation of businesses and the assessment of damages in domestic and international arbitration proceedings.
Sebastian Zuccon is “greatly experienced” as an expert across a wide array of industries and is “great under cross-examination” according to market commentators.
Daniela Bambaci of Berkeley Research Group draws praise as a “top-notch” quantum and damages expert, and has strong experience providing testimony in complex arbitration proceedings.
Jorge Fantuzzi of FK Economics is “one of the best experts” in the South American market, widely regarded as “very knowledgeable” and “very responsive”.
Anastasia Mikhalitsyna excels at handling complex damages assessments. She is “very focused and hardworking” and has “excellent analytical skills”.
Simon Procopiou is a “real talent” in the European market. He has “excellent knowledge of his subject matter” and is “supportive and knowledgeable” in proceedings.
Rob Lockwood has significant expertise in international arbitrations and commercial litigations, and is “brilliant” on the quantification of losses in the energy sector.
The “excellent” Gordon Stevenson is “very knowledgeable” with over 20 years of experience acting as an expert in complex litigations.
Juan Pablo Philippi Prado leaves clients “impressed by his commitment to providing first-class expert advice” and is credited with “excellent analytical skills”.
Maria Valentina Konow Vial is “excellent at understanding all the details of the case” and approaches work with a “really hands-on approach”.
Other leading individuals
The “outstanding” Andrea Cardani of Berkeley Research Group has a great knowledge of “large investment treaty arbitrations and commercial arbitrations”.
FTI Consulting’s Ben Johnson is “one of the best experts” in the Asia-Pacific region and is widely regarded as “technically impressive and excellent at communicating”.
Geetu Singh of PricewaterhouseCoopers “has a very sharp understanding of complex disputes” and “is able to grasp the issues quickly and address them in a foolproof manner”.
Daniel Frigell of Alvarez & Marsal comes highly recommended by peers and clients alike for his strong experience and deep knowledge of dispute-related valuations in arbitrations.