Kiran Sequeira is a “very smart” practitioner and “a superstar” who “will make plain any complex financial issue to any audience”.
Kiran is a founding partner of Versant Partners, where he serves as an expert witness on damages in complex, high-stakes international disputes. He has over 15 years of experience advising clients in international commercial and investor-state arbitrations, and he has provided expert testimony on financial, valuation, and damages issues in over 50 matters. This includes matters before ICSID, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, AAA/ICDR, SCC, and SIAC tribunals, as well the US and UK courts.
Kiran has been elected to the Expert Witnesses section of WWL: Arbitration every year since 2013. In 2017, 2018 and 2019, he was named as one of only a few "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" by WWL.
Kiran brings a hands-on approach to working with clients and counsel, with a focus on identifying practical solutions based on in-depth knowledge of the key issues impacting the case. Kiran’s industry experience includes the energy, mining, telecommunications, financial services, infrastructure, construction, real estate, manufacturing and services sectors. Geographically, his experience spans the globe, with a focus on emerging economies in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Russia/CIS and Eastern Europe.
Kiran has an MBA with a concentration in finance from Johns Hopkins University and an MS in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University. He is also a licensed professional engineer. As a licensed engineer, Kiran combines expertise in valuation and damages with a solid understanding of the technical issues that underpin many complex disputes. He is able to integrate these insights into clear and comprehensive expert evidence that can be relied upon by tribunals.