David Saunders is a prominent valuations and damages expert focusing on the oil and gas, construction and commodity trading sectors.
David Saunders is a partner at HKA and works in a variety of industries, jurisdictions, and forums, including the UK courts and international arbitrations, with particular expertise in valuations and quantification of damages. He has led over 100 matters and has been appointed as a damages expert on numerous occasions over his 20-year career as a forensic accountant. Mr Saunders has given oral testimony in the UK Courts and to Arbitral Tribunals. He has provided evidence in international arbitrations in jurisdictions including London, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Paris, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York. He has been appointed as expert in commercial arbitrations under ICC, LCIA, AAA, SCC and UNCITRAL rules and has been appointed as damages expert in bilateral investment treaty cases.
Mr Saunders has worked on cases that have covered business sectors including oil and gas, commodity trading, construction, property, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, manufacturing, hotels, retail, entertainment and financial services, often working in conjunction with industry experts. The sums in dispute have ranged from a few million to many billions of dollars. He has also provided expert evidence on funds tracing issues.
Mr Saunders is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, an associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator, having previously trained as a production engineer.