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WWL Ranking: Recommended

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Giovanni Foti is highly respected by peers who say, “He immediately focuses on the true issues of the case and identifies the best methodology to handle them.”


Giovanni Foti, partner at the Milan Office, has over 25 years of professional experience in audit and financial consulting and is specialised in arbitration, fraud investigation and dispute services. He has focused on arbitration, fraud investigations, forensic accounting and compliance risk management. As a certified public accountant and a certified chartered accountant, he has performed valuations and financial analysis, appraisal and fairness opinion.

Before setting up Accuracy Italy, Giovanni worked as an executive director in the fraud investigation and dispute practice of Ernst & Young, focused on fraud investigations, litigation, arbitration, expert witness, forensic accounting and compliance risk management. Prior to joining the fraud investigation and dispute services, Giovanni has matured extensive experience as auditor in Arthur Andersen.

Giovanni speaks Italian and English. He graduated in economics from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.

His publications include “Arbitrato internazionale: più garanzie con un consulente indipendente” (“International arbitration – higher assurances with an independent expert”, Sole 24 Ore, 2011); “Il ruolo del consulente indipendente: l’esperienza di Accuracy” (The independent adviser’s role: Accuracy experience”, Accuracy.com, 2012); “Così le aziende riducono il contenzioso negli appalti” (“How to reduce litigation within long-term projects”, La Repubblica, 2014); “Grandi opere – come dribblare i contenziosi” (“Long-term projects: how to avoid litigation”, Milano Finanza, 2014); “La gestione tecnico legale del contenzioso negli appalti” (“Legal and technical management of litigation in long term projects”, Legalcommunity.it, 2015); and “How to manage long contracts in difficult situations” (Sole 24 Ore, 2018). He has also participated, as a panellist, at conferencs including “International construction disputes: dispute board and arbitration” (Milan Chamber of Arbitration, 2011) and “Quantification of damages in commercial arbitration: mission impossible?” (Milan Chamber of Arbitration, 2018).

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