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Thought Leaders - Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2020
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"John is a highly experienced, diligent and effective quantum expert"
"He proved himself to be very strong under cross-examination, yet never willing to compromise his independence"
"He's excellent on his feet and very strong in writing"

Biography

John Ellison is a senior managing director at FTI Consulting.

John has had 25 years’ experience as a partner at KPMG, latterly as a senior partner and for 13 years as chairman of its forensic department. He has testified orally and been cross-examined as an expert witness on 60 occasions in 13 jurisdictions. He has been instructed as an expert in over 200 cases, including 25 investor-state disputes (some for investor and some for the state). John has been instructed in matters in the High Courts in England, Jersey, Australia, Hong Kong, BVI and Singapore; and in numerous investor-state and commercial arbitrations under ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICC, SIAC, CIETAC, SCC and other rules. He has also testified before juries in libel and criminal cases.

John sits as an arbitrator and an independent expert to determine disputes, particularly those arising from valuations or sale and purchase agreements. He has been nominated as an arbitrator under the auspices of the London Court of International Arbitration; the American Arbitration Association; the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce; the DIFC/LCIA in Dubai; and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce; and as an independent expert by the President of the ICAEW. These have included appointments as Chair of a three-person AAA tribunal in Cayman, and as LCIA sole arbitrator. 

John has been a non-executive director of several companies including a Canadian mining company and the holding company for British Midland Airways. He has been nominated by WWL as a Global Thought Leader, and has twice been its most highly nominated individual in the research overall. He was for 7 years Lay Vice-Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee of the English Bar Standards Board, and served on the Appeal Committee of the ICAEW dealing with disciplinary matters.

John works across a wide range of industries, especially mining, oil and gas, banking and telecoms, with an extensive audit and corporate finance background (including four IPOs and two privatisations) including 19 years auditing at partner level at KPMG.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

With over 25 years of experience John Ellison is “one of the top experts” in the market, according to peers who praise his depth of expertise on quantum valuations.

Biography

John Ellison is a senior managing director at FTI Consulting.

John has 25 years’ experience as a partner at KPMG, latterly as a senior partner and for 13 years as chairman of its forensic department. He has testified orally and been cross-examined as an expert witness on over 50 occasions in 12 jurisdictions, including the UK, Sweden, France, Austria, the UAE, Hong Kong, the USA and Singapore. He has been instructed as an expert in over 200 cases, including 25 investor-state disputes. John has been instructed in matters in the English High Court, and the VAT and Duties Tribunal; and in investor-state and commercial arbitrations under ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICC, SIAC, CIETAC, SCC and other rules. He has also testified before juries in libel and criminal cases.

John also sits as an arbitrator and an independent expert to determine disputes, particularly those arising from valuations or sale and purchase agreements. He has been nominated as an arbitrator under the auspices of the London Court of International Arbitration; the American Arbitration Association; the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce; the DIFC/LCIA in Dubai; and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce; and as an independent expert by the President of the ICAEW. These have included appointments as chair of a three-person AAA tribunal in Cayman, and as LCIA sole arbitrator.

John has been recommended by WWL: Arbitration and Global Arbitration Review.

John works across a wide range of industries. With an audit and then corporate finance background (including four IPOs and two privatisations), he has testified in many industries.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

John Ellison is a "top name" in the European market with deep experience of forensic accounting and providing related expert testimony.

Biography

John Ellison is a senior managing director at FTI Consulting.

John has 25 years’ experience as a partner at KPMG, latterly as a senior partner and for 13 years as chairman of its forensic department. He has testified orally and been cross-examined as an expert witness on over 50 occasions in 12 jurisdictions, including the UK, Sweden, France, Austria, the UAE, Hong Kong, the USA and Singapore. He has been instructed as an expert in over 200 cases, including 25 investor-state disputes. John has been instructed in matters in the English High Court, and the VAT and Duties Tribunal; and in investor-state and commercial arbitrations under ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICC, SIAC, CIETAC, SCC and other rules. He has also testified before juries in libel and criminal cases.

John also sits as an arbitrator and an independent expert to determine disputes, particularly those arising from valuations or sale and purchase agreements. He has been nominated as an arbitrator under the auspices of the London Court of International Arbitration; the American Arbitration Association; the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce; the DIFC/LCIA in Dubai; and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce; and as an independent expert by the President of the ICAEW. These have included appointments as chair of a three-person AAA tribunal in Cayman, and as LCIA sole arbitrator.

John has been recommended by WWL: Arbitration and Global Arbitration Review.

John works across a wide range of industries. With an audit and then corporate finance background (including four IPOs and two privatisations), he has testified in many industries.

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