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Michael Hammes is a well-recognised figure in the German market where he stands out for his leading work on damages and quantum valuations.


Michael is a director of the forensic services practice of PwC in Germany. He has 19 years of professional experience in forensics. He obtained a master’s degree in industrial engineering (1991) and a doctor’s degree in national economics (1994).

Michael’s experience includes acquisition disputes (completion of accounts, breach of warranty), shareholder disputes (compensation of minority shareholders) commercial disputes (breach of contract, lost profit), insurance claims (product liability, business interruption, D&O) and investment treaty disputes. These disputes were resolved either by court proceedings, international arbitration proceedings (ICC, DIS, ICSID, VIAC, WTO and ad hoc) or by other resolution mechanisms, such as expert determination or mediation/conciliation.

Michael has acted as an adviser to clients and respective law firms, and as a tribunal or party-appointed expert, and has given evidence in hearings acting in both roles. He has also acted as an expert arbitrator in various cases involving purchase price disputes. His engagements reflect a variety of industries.

Moreover, Michael worked for six years as a financial controller for a speciality chemicals company. During that time, he was involved in the assessments of major capital projects, acquisitions and production-cost comparisons for particular products and locations. In addition, his responsibility included the settlement of major insurance claims.

Michael has published numerous articles covering economic issues, fraud and dispute resolution including several studies on conflict management in Germany. He is the chairman of the advisory council of the European Institute for Conflict Management (EUCON) in Munich.

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