Bruno Augustin is a partner at Haberman Ilett, part of Blackrock Expert Services Group. He has been working as a forensic accountant for over 20 years, during which time he has been involved in over 70 matters covering a wide range of sectors, forums and jurisdictions.
Bruno specialises in providing financial analysis and damages quantification services to clients in a variety of disputes, involving or including competition law, commercial disputes, procurement, financial services disputes, breaches of warranty, regulatory breaches, transaction disputes and professional negligence.
Bruno has worked on cases before the UK High Court, international and domestic arbitration (eg, ICC, UNCITRAL, Swiss Chamber of Commerce), expert determinations and the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal. Bruno has been appointed as an accounting expert witness on several occasions and as an adjudicating expert in transaction disputes, once before an oral hearing in the Middle East.
Bruno has a particular interest in regulatory and civil disputes involving competition law. This includes follow-on damages claims before the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal and the High Court, and appeals against decisions taken by the UK Competition regulators and the European Commission. Bruno has written several articles on competition issues for legal journals and was one of only two accountants to contribute to the Brick Court Chambers publication, Competition Litigation. He is also a regular speaker on the topic.
Bruno has bachelor’s degrees in English and law, and a master’s degree in law. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1991 and as a solicitor at law in 1997. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.