This year 30 mining experts are recognised for their excellent work in the field. Among those nominated for inclusion are economists, engineers and geologists, who provide consulting and testimony for clients within the mining sector.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
At SLR Consulting, Graham Clow is recognised as “sharp, intelligent and confident” and “clearly an expert in the field” by sources who compliment his “excellent recall of facts and statistics”.
Richard Lambert is a greatly respected expert who “is very knowledgeable and has an excellent reputation in the mining field”.
Deborah McCombe is a standout name thanks to her superb work on feasibility studies, due diligence and mine exploration.
At Secretariat Howard Rosen is recognised is an outstanding consulting expert thanks to his vast experience providing testimony on damages quantification and asset valuation.
Chris Milburn earns widespread acclaim thanks to his notable expertise in the valuation and quantification of damages relating to mineral properties.
Eddie Tobis is an outstanding expert who is “always on top of the facts” and “a very important asset for any team involved in investor-state arbitrations and other mining-related disputes”.
Trevor Ellis of Ellis International Service is a distinguished name in the market, revered for his immense experience acting as an expert witness for and against mining companies in complex litigations.
Manuel Abdala at Compass Lexecon is an outstanding expert with a strong track record providing expert witness testimonies in international arbitrations.
Carla Chavich is renowned for her sterling advice on mine valuations as well as her experience providing expert testimony during international arbitrations.
FTI Consulting’s Juliette Fortin is highlighted by sources for her deep knowledge of complex mining issues, with her superb practice seeing her provide expert witness testimony on damages quantification.
Erik van Duijvenvoorde at Accuracy performs exceedingly well in our research thanks to his remarkable consulting expertise and experience across a multitude of mining matters.
Mintek’s Nic Barcza “is very knowledgeable and a clear expert” according to observers who praise his top-notch work advising on nickel and chrome projects across the globe.
Alexander Lee of AlixPartners is recognised as “sharp, analytical and a critical thinker” by sources who regard him as “very technically proficient in the mining field” with an ability to write “compelling expert reports”.
At BARA Consulting Pat Willis receives effusive praise by peers who consider him “a real-world mining expert with a wealth of experience in mining projects and operations around the globe”.
Brent Kaczmarek at IAV Advisors is lauded for his deep experience of international arbitrations, giving evidence on mine valuations in hearings across a variety of arbitral institutions.
At Charles River Associates James Burrows is a first-class testifying expert who is highly respected for his in-depth understanding of international mining disputes.
Daniel Flores at Quadrant Economics is hailed as a “world-class testifying expert” and “a very skilled communicator who has testified in dozens of high-stakes cases”, including numerous mining projects.
Jordan Heim is praised for his “deep understanding of gold mining” and ability to provide “very detailed and thorough analysis”.
Broadlands Mineral Advisory Services Barney Guarnera is a well-established player in the international consulting space, highlighted for his extensive expertise in the valuation of mineral properties and mining companies.