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WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"Chaitanya is very hardworking and he strives to find commercial solutions for the client"
"He is very good at what he does and he is able to pick up on points missed by other experts"
"Chaitanya’s incisiveness in the presentation of his expert views is impressive"
"Chaitanya is highly responsive, especially to tight deadlines"

Biography

Chaitanya Arora is a managing director in the Disputes, Forensics and Investigations practice of Secretariat. He is based in Singapore. Prior to joining Secretariat, he was a senior managing director with another consulting firm. He has also served as the managing partner of the India office of an international consulting and advisory firm.

Chaitanya’s career spans over 20 years, during which he has worked as an auditor, M&A adviser, specialist in transaction services and expert witness in disputes for the quantification of damages, contentious valuation and loss of profits. He has worked across geographies including the US, India, Europe and South East Asia. Chaitanya currently focuses on assessment of quantum of damages, accounting issues, loss of profits and valuation issues in disputed situations.

Chaitanya’s industry experience includes real estate (islands in particular), thermal power plants, infrastructure (ports, railways, metro systems), fast-moving consumer goods, medical devices, retail, infrastructure, online travel, oil and gas, industrial gases, consumer and branded goods, renewable power generation, renewable energy, traction locomotives, real estate and diversified and industrial materials.

Chaitanya has advised several businesses and private equity funds with the evaluation of investments, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He has broad advisory experience across the deal continuum on the buy and sell side, and he has been appointed as expert witness in matters that include post-merger/acquisition disputes, joint venture terminations, construction related damages, interpretation of accounting and audit issues, termination of commercial contracts etc., in Singapore, India and other South Asian geographies. He currently serves as the Honorary Treasurer a member of the Board of Directors of the Singapore branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Chaitanya Arora possesses “exceptional attention to detail”, also garnering plaudits for “approaching matters in a thorough and critical manner”. He specialises in valuation of businesses, assessment of damages and lost profits across many industry sectors.

Biography

Chaitanya Arora is a managing director in the Disputes, Forensics and Investigations practice of Secretariat in Singapore. Prior to joining Secretariat, he was a senior managing director with another firm and prior to that had served as the managing partner of the India office of an international consulting firm.

Chaitanya’s career spans over 21 years, during which he has worked as an auditor, M&A adviser, specialist in due diligence and expert witness for the quantification of damages, lost profits, and valuation. He has lived and worked across several locations in the US, India, Europe, and South East Asia. Chaitanya regularly gets appointed as an expert witness for the quantification of damages and lost profits, complex accounting issues, and valuation.

Chaitanya’s industry experience includes petrochemicals, conventional and renewable power generation, marketplace retail, real estate, infrastructure (ports, railways, metro systems), fast-moving consumer goods, online travel agencies, oil and gas, industrial gases, branded consumer goods, traction locomotives, and industrial materials.

Chaitanya has advised companies and private equity funds on investments, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He has broad advisory experience across the deal continuum on the buy and sell side, and he has been appointed as expert witness in matters that involve post-merger/acquisition disputes, joint ventures, assessment of fair market value in minority oppression cases, construction related damages, interpretation of accounting and audit issues, wrongful termination of supply contracts etc., in the Middle East, Singapore, India and other South Asian geographies. He currently serves as the Honorary Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Singapore branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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