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

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Kai Schumacher is “one of the most well-rounded practitioners in the field” and the “best expert in Germany on quantum issues” commend sources.

Biography

Kai Schumacher specialises in international arbitration (both commercial and investment treaty). With more than 20 years of experience, he has been the expert in engagements ranging from €0.2 million to over €170 billion at stake. He has managed more than 150 national and international projects dealing with entities from 53 different countries, including the UK, USA, Switzerland, Argentina, Singapore, Venezuela, Russia, Indonesia and Turkmenistan.

His recent caseload includes appointments as a party or tribunal-appointed expert witness in ICSID, SIAC, ICC, VIAC, LCIA and DIS disputes. He has testified to tribunals and national courts.

He has worked in a wide range of sectors, including utilities/energy, oil and gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, engineering, private equity, financial services and media/internet.

Mr Schumacher's experience includes breaches of contract, investment disputes, post-M&A disputes, expropriations, shareholder disputes, financial disputes, valuation of financial assets and financial institutions, as well as financial investigations. In the past, he provided advice in respect of more than 40 (contentious) sale and purchase agreements and commercial contracts.

Prior to joining AlixPartners in 2014, he was with Alvarez & Marsal, and managing partner with an international audit firm.

Mr Schumacher earned an MBA studying at the HEC School of Management, Paris, and the Wharton School, Philadelphia. He achieved distinction by ranking on HEC's Dean's Honor List. In addition, he is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and a certified public accountant (CPA).

A German national, he is fluent in German and English and conversational in French.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Kai Schumacher is greatly respected by market sources who consider him a “very focused and knowledgeable” expert who “performs on a very high level”.

Biography

Kai Schumacher specialises in international arbitration (both commercial and investment treaty). With more than 17 years of experience, he has been the expert in engagements ranging from €0.2 million to over €170 billion at stake. He has managed more than 150 national and international projects dealing with entities from 53 different countries, including the UK, USA, Switzerland, Argentina, Singapore, Venezuela, Russia, Indonesia and Turkmenistan.
His recent caseload includes appointments as a party or tribunal-appointed expert witness in ICSID, ICC, VIAC, LCIA and DIS disputes. He has testified to tribunals and national courts.
He has worked in a wide range of sectors, including utilities/energy, oil and gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, engineering, private equity, financial services and media/internet.
Mr Schumacher's experience includes breaches of contract, investment disputes, post-M&A disputes, expropriations, shareholder disputes, financial disputes, valuation of financial assets and financial institutions, as well as financial investigations. In the past, he provided advice in respect of more than 40 (contentious) sale and purchase agreements and commercial contracts.
Prior to joining AlixPartners in 2014, he was with Alvarez & Marsal, and managing partner with an international audit firm.
Mr Schumacher earned an MBA studying at the HEC School of Management, Paris, and the Wharton School, Philadelphia. He achieved distinction by ranking on HEC's Dean's Honor List. In addition, he is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and a certified public accountant (CPA).
A German national, he is fluent in German and English and conversational in French.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Kai Schumacher is highly sought after by sources who note he is “the best expert witness for complex damage calculation cases”.

Biography

Kai Schumacher specialises in international arbitration (both commercial and investment treaty). With more than 17 years of experience, he has been the expert in engagements with values ranging from 200,000 to over €170 billion at stake. He has managed more than 150 national and international projects dealing with entities from 53 different countries, including the UK, the USA, Switzerland, Argentina, Singapore, Venezuela, Russia, Indonesia and Turkmenistan.
His recent caseload includes appointments as a party or tribunal-appointed expert witness in ICSID, ICC, VIAC, LCIA and DIS disputes. He has testified to tribunals and national courts.
He has worked in a wide range of sectors, including utilities/energy, oil and gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, engineering, private equity, financial services and media/internet.
Mr Schumacher's experience includes breaches of contract, investment disputes, post-M&A disputes, expropriations, shareholder disputes, financial disputes, valuation of financial assets and financial institutions as well as financial investigations. In the past, he provided advice in respect of more than 40 (contentious) sale and purchase agreements and commercial contracts.
Prior to joining AlixPartners in 2014, he was with Alvarez & Marsal, and was managing partner with an international audit firm.
Mr Schumacher earned an MBA studying at the HEC School of Management, Paris and the Wharton School, Philadelphia. He achieved distinction by ranking on HEC's Dean's Honor List. In addition, he is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and a certified public accountant (CPA).
A German national, he is fluent in German and English and conversational in French.

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