J Vicente Estrada is an "excellent professional" who has over 30 years' experience providing top-tier forensic accounting services to a range of clients.
Vicente Estrada, a prominent figure in the European market and a “definite inclusion” in our listings, provides fantastic experience in the field of forensic accounting.
With a professional career spanning 32 years, Mr Estrada is one of Spain’s most experienced expert witnesses in accounting and financial matters.
He began his professional career in the audit department of KMPG in 1987, where he rose to become first a manager and eventually a partner. In the interim, Mr Estrada gained extensive experience in accounting and audit matters, and company valuations as a result of his work for the firm’s Spanish and international clients, many of them major concerns.
In 1999 Mr Estrada, by then a partner, created KPMG’s forensic department in Madrid.
In September 2007, he founded Forest Partners, a professional firm specialising in the provision of services related to forensic practice relating to litigation and disputes (expert evidence, arbitration, mediation, investigations, insolvencies, etc), business crises and restructuring, and transactions.
He currently leads Duff & Phelps’ governance, risk, investigations and disputes practice in Iberia as managing director since its acquisition of Forest Partners in February 2019.
Mr Estrada has issued hundreds of expert witness reports, defending and ratifying evidence in the criminal courts (including the National High Court), civil courts, employment tribunals and other jurisdiction.
In addition, Mr Estrada has acted as an expert witness in numerous major arbitration cases, appearing before all of the Spanish arbitration courts and tribunals across Europe and Latin America (mostly in proceedings heard under ICC rules).
He was awarded an honours degree in economics and business studies by the Complutense University of Madrid in June 1987, going on to complete postgraduate studies at IESE. He is a member of the Spanish Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Official Register of Auditors (ROAC), the Madrid Institute of Economists and the Register of Forensic Accountants (REFor).
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