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Andrew Maclay

Andrew Maclay

SecretariatBirchin Court20 Birchin LaneLondonEnglandEC3V 9DU

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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
Asset Recovery - Experts 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Andrew Maclay is “very quick to react” to difficult situations and produces “useful and practical results” that reflect “the underlying stakes and points of friction” at issue.

Biography

Andrew has specialised in all aspects of forensic accounting since 1996. He has worked on a large variety of disputes involving international commercial and investment arbitration, breach of contract, breach of warranty, loss of profits, sale and purchase disputes, expert determinations, valuations, contentious insolvency, fraud and corruption investigations, asset tracing and UK Bribery Act advice. He has testified before ICC, LCIA and ICSID tribunals, the English High Court and a criminal court, and by way of deposition.

Andrew has an MA in economics from the University of Cambridge and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; an accountant expert witness accredited by the Academy of Experts; and a forensic accountant accredited by the ICAEW. He is also an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a certified fraud examiner.

He has lectured and written articles on international commercial and investment arbitration and anti-corruption matters. For example, he co-authored the chapter “Overview of Damages and Accounting Basics” in GAR’s Guide to Damages in International Arbitration; and he was involved in producing the Toolkit for Arbitrators – Guidelines on Corruption and Money Laundering in International Arbitration,  published by the Basel Institute on Governance.​

He has worked in many jurisdictions, particularly France, Switzerland, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the CIS. Between 1991 and 1994 he worked in Burundi, Africa, and he is fluent in French. Sectors in which he has worked include aviation, telecoms, electricity generation, oil and gas, renewables, extractive industries, manufacturing, retail, construction and infrastructure.

International commercial and investment arbitration matters he has worked on include several ICSID cases on behalf of the Arab Republic of Egypt and other respondent states; an ICC mining dispute in the Democratic Republic of Congo; an ICC dispute in relation to an alleged failed component in a satellite; an unfair competition issue in the Middle East; and a number of different electricity power plants and related companies. Other cases he has worked on include one of the United Nations compensation committee panels; an expert determination over the value of Areva NP; litigation arising out of the collapse of Swissair; litigation in France on behalf of an Iranian company; a corporate investigation in East Africa; and asset-tracing cases involving Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Italy.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Andrew Maclay impresses market commentators with his adept handling of high-value fraud investigations, asset tracing and corruption claims.

Biography

Andrew has specialised in all aspects of forensic accounting since 1996. He has worked on a large variety of disputes involving international commercial and investment arbitration, breach of contract, breach of warranty, loss of profits, sale and purchase disputes, expert determinations, valuations, contentious insolvency, fraud and corruption investigations, asset tracing and UK Bribery Act advice. He has testified before ICC, LCIA and ICSID tribunals, the English High Court and a criminal court, and by way of deposition.

Andrew has an MA in economics from the University of Cambridge and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; an accountant expert witness accredited by the Academy of Experts; and a forensic accountant accredited by the ICAEW. He is also an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a certified fraud examiner.

He has lectured and written articles on international commercial and investment arbitration and anti-corruption matters. For example, he co-authored the chapter “Overview of Damages and Accounting Basics” in GAR’s Guide to Damages in International Arbitration; and he was involved in producing the Toolkit for Arbitrators – Guidelines on Corruption and Money Laundering in International Arbitration,  published by the Basel Institute on Governance.​

He has worked in many jurisdictions, particularly France, Switzerland, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the CIS. Between 1991 and 1994 he worked in Burundi, Africa, and he is fluent in French. Sectors in which he has worked include aviation, telecoms, electricity generation, oil and gas, renewables, extractive industries, manufacturing, retail, construction and infrastructure.

International commercial and investment arbitration matters he has worked on include several ICSID cases on behalf of the Arab Republic of Egypt and other respondent states; an ICC mining dispute in the Democratic Republic of Congo; an ICC dispute in relation to an alleged failed component in a satellite; an unfair competition issue in the Middle East; and a number of different electricity power plants and related companies. Other cases he has worked on include one of the United Nations compensation committee panels; an expert determination over the value of Areva NP; litigation arising out of the collapse of Swissair; litigation in France on behalf of an Iranian company; a corporate investigation in East Africa; and asset-tracing cases involving Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Italy.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Andrew Maclay stands out among peers for the first-class analysis he provides on loss-of-profits claims and damages valuations. 

Biography

Andrew has specialised in all aspects of forensic accounting since 1996. He has worked on a large variety of disputes involving international commercial and investment arbitration, breach of contract, breach of warranty, loss of profits, sale and purchase disputes, expert determinations, valuations, contentious insolvency, fraud and corruption investigations, asset tracing and UK Bribery Act advice. He has testified before ICC, LCIA and ICSID tribunals, the English High Court and a criminal court, and by way of deposition.

Andrew has an MA in economics from the University of Cambridge and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; an accountant expert witness accredited by the Academy of Experts; and a forensic accountant accredited by the ICAEW. He is also an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a certified fraud examiner.

He has lectured and written articles on international commercial and investment arbitration and anti-corruption matters. For example, he co-authored the chapter “Overview of Damages and Accounting Basics” in GAR’s Guide to Damages in International Arbitration; and he was involved in producing the Toolkit for Arbitrators – Guidelines on Corruption and Money Laundering in International Arbitration,  published by the Basel Institute on Governance.​

He has worked in many jurisdictions, particularly France, Switzerland, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the CIS. Between 1991 and 1994 he worked in Burundi, Africa, and he is fluent in French. Sectors in which he has worked include aviation, telecoms, electricity generation, oil and gas, renewables, extractive industries, manufacturing, retail, construction and infrastructure.

International commercial and investment arbitration matters he has worked on include several ICSID cases on behalf of the Arab Republic of Egypt and other respondent states; an ICC mining dispute in the Democratic Republic of Congo; an ICC dispute in relation to an alleged failed component in a satellite; an unfair competition issue in the Middle East; and a number of different electricity power plants and related companies. Other cases he has worked on include one of the United Nations compensation committee panels; an expert determination over the value of Areva NP; litigation arising out of the collapse of Swissair; litigation in France on behalf of an Iranian company; a corporate investigation in East Africa; and asset-tracing cases involving Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Italy.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Andrew Maclay is held in high esteem among peers thanks to his considerable experience providing forensic accounting services and expert testimony in international disputes. 

Biography

Andrew has specialised in all aspects of forensic accounting since 1996. He has worked on a large variety of disputes involving international commercial and investment arbitration, breach of contract, breach of warranty, loss of profits, sale and purchase disputes, expert determinations, valuations, contentious insolvency, fraud and corruption investigations, asset tracing and UK Bribery Act advice. He has testified before ICC, LCIA and ICSID tribunals, the English High Court and a criminal court, and by way of deposition.

Andrew has an MA in economics from the University of Cambridge and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; an accountant expert witness accredited by the Academy of Experts; and a forensic accountant accredited by the ICAEW. He is also an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a certified fraud examiner.

He has lectured and written articles on international commercial and investment arbitration and anti-corruption matters. For example, he co-authored the chapter “Overview of Damages and Accounting Basics” in GAR’s Guide to Damages in International Arbitration; and he was involved in producing the Toolkit for Arbitrators – Guidelines on Corruption and Money Laundering in International Arbitration,  published by the Basel Institute on Governance.​

He has worked in many jurisdictions, particularly France, Switzerland, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the CIS. Between 1991 and 1994 he worked in Burundi, Africa, and he is fluent in French. Sectors in which he has worked include aviation, telecoms, electricity generation, oil and gas, renewables, extractive industries, manufacturing, retail, construction and infrastructure.

International commercial and investment arbitration matters he has worked on include several ICSID cases on behalf of the Arab Republic of Egypt and other respondent states; an ICC mining dispute in the Democratic Republic of Congo; an ICC dispute in relation to an alleged failed component in a satellite; an unfair competition issue in the Middle East; and a number of different electricity power plants and related companies. Other cases he has worked on include one of the United Nations compensation committee panels; an expert determination over the value of Areva NP; litigation arising out of the collapse of Swissair; litigation in France on behalf of an Iranian company; a corporate investigation in East Africa; and asset-tracing cases involving Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Italy.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Andrew Maclay continues to cement his position as a leading forensic accountant with a wealth of knowledge and experience in bribery and anti-corruption matters.

Biography

Andrew has specialised in all aspects of forensic accounting since 1996. He has worked on investigations, asset tracing and a large variety of international commercial and investment arbitration disputes, all with an international element – including breach of contract, breach of warranty, loss of profits, sale and purchase disputes, expert determinations, valuations, contentious insolvency, fraud and corruption investigations and UK Bribery act advice. He has testified before the English High Court, a criminal court, ICC, LCIA and ICSID tribunals and by way of deposition.

Andrew has an MA in economics from the University of Cambridge and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is a certified fraud examiner, an accountant expert witness accredited by the Academy of Experts and a forensic accountant accredited by the ICAEW. He is also an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He is an officer of the IBA subcommittee on asset tracing, and represents BDO at the OECD working group on bribery. He has lectured on fraud investigation, asset tracing, the quantification of damages in bribery cases and international arbitration to audiences around the world, including Commonwealth Secretariat conferences in Nigeria and India. He has authored chapters in Banking on Corruption and GAR Guide to Damages in International Arbitration.

He has worked in many jurisdictions, particularly France, Switzerland, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Between 1991 and 1994 he worked in Burundi, Africa, and is fluent in French. Sectors in which he has worked include aviation, telecoms, electricity generation, oil and gas, renewables, extractive industries, manufacturing, retail, construction and infrastructure.

Major investigations he has worked on include worldwide litigation arising out of the collapse of Swissair, an investigation into accounting and corporate governance issues and alleged corruption in a company in Kenya, a global asset-tracing case for a Saudi businessman, contentious litigation following the collapse of the Versailles Group and asset recovery in relation to General Abacha in Nigeria. He was also appointed special representative in the UK of an Italian magistrate in relation to a Milan corruption investigation. He has advised more than 50 organisations on aspects of the UK Bribery Act, particularly the adequate procedures defence.

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