"He handles complex arbitrations and has particular strength in post-acquisition disputes"
"Jean-Luc has a strong reputation"
"He is absolutely excellent"
Jean-Luc Guitera heads the KPMG forensic team in Paris. He is also head of KPMG’s dispute advisory service for the EMA region and is in charge of the relations with the Paris-based law firms and general counsels.
He has 32 years of experience with KPMG, having been an auditor before specialising first in transaction services (M&A) and then since 2003, in forensic (fraud investigations, M&A and commercial disputes, international arbitration).
In a transaction advisory role, Mr Guitera has been involved in more than 40 engagements and has also acted as independent expert appointed by both parties to determine the final transaction price in M&A operations in 19 transactions. He has been involved in more than 60 valuations of all types acting as auditor, transaction services partner leading a due diligence team, court or tribunal-appointed-expert (arbitral tribunals, Monaco appellate court), expert witness (arbitral tribunals and French state courts) and member of an arbitral tribunal and independent expert.
As a financial expert, Mr Guitera has been involved nearly 40 international arbitration and has given oral evidence more than 20 times, in French or English, acting as expert for claimants and respondents alike, and as a tribunal-appointed expert in New-York, London, Geneva, Brussels, Beijing, the Cayman Islands and Bucarest under ICC, CIRDI, UNCITRAL, OHADA and ad hoc arbitration rules. His industry experience covers, among others, the aerospace and defence, telecommunications and construction. He also has experience in the financial assessment of complex industrial contracts.
As a forensic accountant, he has led more than 100 engagements in France and in over 20 countries across all continents. He has investigated accounting and reporting frauds, misappropriation of assets and corruption matters, and has been involved in US sanctions and FCPA-related investigation.