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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

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Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

WWL says

Chaitanya Arora wins effusive praise from peers in the space for his wealth of knowledge on damages quantification and business valuation. He is a favourite among clients, who impart that he has “the ability to consider issues practically and has strong communication skills”.

Biography

Chaitanya Arora is a senior managing director in the economic and financial consulting practice of FTI Consulting. He is based in Singapore and has management responsibility for Singapore and India. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, he was the managing partner of the India office of an international consulting and advisory firm.

Chaitanya’s career spans over 18 years during which he has worked as an auditor, M&A adviser, a specialist in transaction services and an expert witness in disputes for the quantification of damages, contentious valuation and loss of profits. He has worked across geographies including United States, 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 fast-moving consumer goods, medical devices, retail, infrastructure, online travel, oil and gas, industrial gases, consumer and branded goods, power generation, railways, distribution businesses, renewable energy, traction locomotives, real estate and diversified and industrial materials.

Chaitanya has advised several businesses and private equity funds in the assessment of investments, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He has broad advisory experience across the deal continuum on the buy and sell side, and has acted as an 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.

Chaitanya was listed in Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts 2016 in the field of quantum of damages. He was described as having “a strong understanding of the Asian market” and was praised for his “professionalism and responsiveness to clients’ needs”. He was also listed in Who’s Who Legal Arbitration: Expert Witnesses 2017. He drew high praise from clients for his “extremely impressive” work in the arbitration space. One source commends “his simplified approach, which makes it easier for the arbitral tribunal to understand even the most complex of financial issues”.

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