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WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

"David is a user friendly practitioner and is great with clients"
"He is an excellent and charming individual"


David Dearman is a Senior Managing Director in Ankura’s London office specializing in international dispute advisory and expert witness services with a focus on cross border disputes and international arbitration.

He is one of the leading testifying experts in the UK with over 25 years of experience of preparing expert reports and giving oral evidence in complex international disputes (including asset expropriation, contractual, warranty and post transaction disputes, damages and loss assessments, technical accounting disputes, professional negligence actions and complex valuations) and fraud, money laundering and other financial investigations. David has given oral evidence on more than 35 occasions in the High Court and the Criminal Courts in the UK, before the CAT and at International Arbitration tribunals globally. David has acted in UNCITRAL, ICSID, ICC, LCIA, SIAC, DIFC, ICDR and AAA proceedings, preparing expert reports and giving oral evidence at hearings in the UK, the USA, Dubai, Paris, Singapore, the Hague and Ireland.

Prior to joining Ankura, David was a partner for 18 years in two substantial audit, accountancy and business advisory practices. Most recently he was global Co-Chair of the Forensic and Investigation Services team at a substantial international firm, a member of the firm’s Governance Council and Chair of the firm’s Insurance Committee.

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