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David Mitchell is an internationally experienced valuations specialist and testifying witness, hailed as “very impressive” by sources who add he “handles cross-examination brilliantly”.


David is a senior partner at BDO LLP and is the national head of the share and business valuation team in the UK.

He has specialised in valuation work since 2001 and has been engaged in over 70 disputes.

David has experience in multiple jurisdictions, industries and forums, including the UK courts and international arbitrations, with particular expertise in valuations and the quantification of damages.

David has been appointed as an expert both in respect of valuation and the quantum of damages or loss of profits arising from breach of warranty or contract claims, post-acquisition and cross-border disputes, the infringement of intellectual property rights and investment treaty claims.

David has prepared reports for the UK, DIFC, Canadian, Jersey and Cayman courts, and has given oral testimony to the UK courts, the Dubai International Financial Centre Court and arbitral tribunals in a number of jurisdictions.

He has led major client assignments in the United States, Canada, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Channel Islands, BVI and Cayman.

His cases have covered a range of business sectors, including telecoms, oil and gas, financial services, private equity, construction, property, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, hotels, retail, entertainment and distribution.

He also is a guest lecturer at Brunel University presenting to the economic and banking master’s degree students on valuations in practice, in particular the use of discounted cash flow methodology.

He has a degree in economics and business finance and is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is also a chartered tax adviser. In addition, he is a member of the Society of Share and Business Valuers and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

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