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Andrew Maclay

Andrew Maclay

Forensic Risk AllianceAudrey House16-20 Ely PlaceLondonEnglandW1U 7EU

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Andrew Maclay is a well-established expert in forensic accounting matters who excels in issues such as quantum of damages, asset-tracing and investigations.

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 and UK Bribery act advice. He has testified before the English High Court, a criminal court, ICC and LCIA 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, an accountant expert witness as accredited by the Academy of Experts, and a forensic accountant as 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. He is an officer of the IBA subcommittee on asset tracing, and represents BDO at the OECD working group on bribery.

He has worked in many jurisdictions, particularly France, Switzerland, West and East 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.

International commercial and investment arbitration matters he has worked on include several cases on behalf of the Arab Republic of Egypt and other respondent states, an ICC infrastructure dispute in Nigeria, 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.

Asset Recovery Experts 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

WWL says

Andrew Maclay is well known among peers and clients alike as “a very clever practitioner” who they consider “a sophisticated operator” when it comes to forensic accounting and asset-tracing 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.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

WWL says: Andrew Maclay is a forensic specialist who is considered a leading name in the asset recovery space.

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.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Andrew Maclay is an excellent expert who is internationally recognised for his impressive work in arbitration proceedings.

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.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Andrew Maclay is a well-known specialist in all areas of forensic accounting and is recognised for his excellent work in fraud and corruption investigations.

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.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Andrew Maclay is a deeply experienced figure in the market whose excellent practice sees him provide valuable insight on fraud investigations.

Biography

Andrew has specialised in all aspects of forensic accounting since 1996. He has worked on a large variety of disputes involving fraud and corruption investigations, contentious insolvency, international commercial and investment arbitration, breach of contract, breach of warranty, loss of profits, sale and purchase disputes, expert determinations, valuations and UK Bribery act advice. He has testified before the English High Court, a criminal court, ICC, CIA 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, 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 and written articles on anti-corruption matters and international commercial and investment arbitration.

He has worked in many jurisdictions, particularly France, Switzerland, Africa, West and East Europe 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.

Investigations he has worked on include a corporate investigation in East Africa, IMDB and asset tracing cases involving Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Russia, India and Italy.

International commercial and investment arbitration matters he has worked on include several cases on behalf of the Arab Republic of Egypt and other respondent states, an ICC infrastructure dispute in Nigeria, an ICC dispute in relation to an alleged failed component in a satellite, an unfair competition issue in the Middle East, a copper mine in Africa 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 and litigation in France on behalf of an Iranian company

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