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David Jimenez-Ayala

David Jimenez-Ayala

Duff & PhelpsPaseo de la Castellana 81Floor 24MadridSpain28046

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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

David Jimenez-Ayala is a “brilliant professional” who is “convincing as an expert witness” and outstanding in anti-laundering and forensic accounting matters.

Biography

David Jiménez-Ayala is a managing director at Duff & Phelps’ governance, risk, investigations and disputes practice. He specialises in disputes, fraud and restructuring consulting thanks to his knowledge in accounting, economics, financial valuation and corporate finance.

David has led major projects in anti-laundering cases, forensic accounting, claim of damages, fraud detection and antitrust. He has given expert testimony both in legal courts, such as the Spanish National High Court, the High Courts of Justice and the Provincial Courts in civil (commercial, antitrust, bankruptcy and fraud), criminal, labour and administrative cases, and in arbitration tribunals (in both Spanish and English). David has also submitted expert witness reports to the Constitutional Court, and he has been selected several times as a court-appointed expert. 

David has extensive experience on corporate transactions, both from a pre-deal advisory perspective (due diligence, M&A mandates, SPA and valuation advisory) and on post-deal engagements (completion accounts, price adjustments, and claims related to representations and warranties). 

He has worked on more than 100 engagements involving the major private equity firms and industrial companies, including cross-border transactions and litigations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Curaçao, the UK, France, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Angola, Algeria, Cape Verde and Morocco, among others.

David is a registered forensic accountant (REFor) and a member of the Spanish Arbitration Club. He received his master’s degree from Instituto de Empresa; his bachelor’s degree in business administration from both ICADE (Spain) and CESEM (France); and studied mergers and acquisitions at the University of Stanford (United States). He is fluent in Spanish, English, French, German and Portuguese.

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Global Elite Thought Leader David Jiminez-Ayala earns plaudits for his “immediate vision on what is needed” and his “clear and brief arguments” that display his “solid technical knowledge”.

Biography

David Jiménez-Ayala is a managing director at Duff & Phelps’ governance, risk, investigations and disputes practice. He specialises in disputes, fraud and restructuring consulting thanks to his knowledge in accounting, economics, financial valuation and corporate finance.

David has led major projects in anti-laundering cases, forensic accounting, claim of damages, fraud detection and antitrust. He has given expert testimony both in legal courts, such as the Spanish National High Court, the High Courts of Justice and the Provincial Courts in civil (commercial, antitrust, bankruptcy and fraud), criminal, labour and administrative cases, and in arbitration tribunals (in both Spanish and English). David has also submitted expert witness reports to the Constitutional Court, and he has been selected several times as a court-appointed expert. 

David has extensive experience on corporate transactions, both from a pre-deal advisory perspective (due diligence, M&A mandates, SPA and valuation advisory) and on post-deal engagements (completion accounts, price adjustments, and claims related to representations and warranties). 

He has worked on more than 100 engagements involving the major private equity firms and industrial companies, including cross-border transactions and litigations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Curaçao, the UK, France, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Angola, Algeria, Cape Verde and Morocco, among others.

David is a registered forensic accountant (REFor) and a member of the Spanish Arbitration Club. He received his master’s degree from Instituto de Empresa; his bachelor’s degree in business administration from both ICADE (Spain) and CESEM (France); and studied mergers and acquisitions at the University of Stanford (United States). He is fluent in Spanish, English, French, German and Portuguese.

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