"Ben is one of the best of his generation"
"He is experienced in very high-stakes and high-value commercial arbitrations"
"He is extremely clever, user-friendly and easy to deal with"
"Ben is able to communicate complex things simply, which is the most valuable skill in his field"
Ben Johnson is a chartered accountant and a Senior Managing Director in the Economic and Financial Consulting practice of FTI Consulting. He has been based in Hong Kong since 2015.
Ben provides expert financial advice in contentious contexts, including as an expert witness in international arbitration and litigation proceedings, as an expert determiner, and as an advisor in regulatory matters. His experience includes valuations of assets and businesses, the quantification of lost profits, advice relating to accounting matters, and advice in the context of competition investigations.
Ben has been appointed as an expert witness in numerous litigation and arbitration matters. He has experience in various industries, including financial services, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, retail, energy, infrastructure, real estate and telecoms. Over the course of his career, Ben has prepared or assisted with the preparation of more than 80 expert reports across some 50 matters, for submission to Hong Kong, UK, US, Irish, Indian and Cayman Islands courts, as well as in arbitrations under ICC, AAA, HKIAC, CIETAC, UNCITRAL, SIAC and CRCICA rules.
Ben also delivers training courses to law firms on the quantification of damages, valuation, working with and cross-examining expert witnesses, and other issues. He has published articles on topics including the assessment of country risk in the quantification of damages.
Ben is a Practicing Associate Member of the Academy of Experts and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He was listed in the ICAEW’s International Order of Merit. He also holds a first-class honours degree in Economics from the University of Warwick.