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Maggie Stilwell

Maggie Stilwell

EY1 More London PlaceLondonEnglandSE1 2AF

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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Maggie Stilwell ranks highly among peers thanks to her impressive experience providing comprehensive damages assessments in disputes across a range of sectors. 

Biography

Maggie Stilwell is an experienced dispute advisory partner, specialising in expert witness and expert determinations, and leads EY’s national disputes team. She has been with EY in the forensic field for over 20 years. She has experience in a number of sectors, including energy, pharmaceuticals, consumer products and financial services. Her special focus is on disputes arising from corporate transactions (share and asset sales) including completion accounts, warranty claims and claims against advisors.

Maggie has been actively involved in a wide range of forensic accountancy issues and claims, including shareholder disputes, breach of contract disputes, employment and whistleblower claims, contractual disputes involving mergers and joint ventures, intellectual property disputes, licensing audits, accounting and financial irregularities. She has given expert witness testimony and acted as the expert determiner on numerous determinations.

Maggie is a regular speaker on expert determinations and breach of warranty claims. She is co-author of the December 2013 Global Law and Business publication Arbitration of M&A Transactions, contributing the chapter “Price adjustment and closing account disputes”; she is also a selected reviewer of the Sweet & Maxwell publication Expert Determination (fifth edition).  She was voted in the top five Accountancy Age “women in finance 2018”.

Prior to specialising in dispute services, Maggie built up audit and corporate finance experience. She qualified as a chartered accountant in 1994. Before she qualified, and joined a Big Four professional services firm, Maggie worked in the financial services industry. She has a first-class honours degree in business from Edinburgh University and a dissertation prize winner. Maggie became a partner in 2008.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Maggie Stilwell is a top choice for quantum and valuation matters, say sources, who particularly commend her work on the transactional side.

Biography

Maggie Stilwell, a partner at EY, leads the UK and Ireland disputes team and is an experienced dispute advisory specialist, with comprehensive expert witness and expert determination experience. She is listed as an expert in each Who's Who Legal: Arbitration 2016 to 2019 and was recently nominated in the top five ranking of the Accountancy Age Women in Finance Awards. She has been with EY for 23 years and has experience in a number of sectors including energy, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, government and public sector, and financial services.

Maggie has been actively involved in a wide range of forensic accountancy issues and claims including shareholder disputes, breach of contract disputes, employment claims, contractual disputes involving mergers and joint ventures, intellectual property disputes, licensing audits, accounting and financial irregularities. She has given expert witness testimony and acted as the expert on numerous determinations where the parties sought a final and binding decision. 

Maggie is a regular speaker on expert determinations and breach of warranty claims.  She is co-author in the December 2013 Global Law and Business publication Arbitration of M&A Transactions, where she authors the chapter on “Price adjustment and closing account disputes” and a selected reviewer of the fifth edition of the Sweet & Maxwell publication Expert Determination

Prior to specialising in dispute services, Maggie built up audit and corporate finance experience.  She qualified as a chartered accountant in 1994. She has a first class honours degree in business from Edinburgh University and is a dissertation prize winner.

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