France: Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2018

This year we feature 16 standout individuals who are recognised for their excellent work providing written and oral testimony in complex domestic and international arbitrations.

Most Highly Regarded
1. James Nicholson FTI Consulting, Paris
2. Juliette Fortin FTI Consulting, Paris
3. Anthony Charlton Deloitte Economic Advisory, Paris
4. Jean-Luc Guitera KPMG SA, Paris

ACCURACY boasts the leading arbitration expert witness offering in the French market, achieving five nominations this year.
Nicolas Barsalou possesses extensive experience handling arbitration proceedings across a range of industry sectors from construction through to telecoms, and is described by sources as “calm, confident and persuasive”. 
Erik van Duijvenvoorde is well equipped to handle complex accounting and valuation matters on behalf of clients who highly recommend him for his 25 years’ experience in the field.
Christophe Schmit stands out as “a very good and knowledgeable expert” who wins praise for his adept handling of valuation and economic damages cases.

FTI CONSULTING also performs well with three listings in this chapter, including two of our most highly regarded names.
James Nicholson is the foremost arbitration expert witness in the country in our research. He is “a very strong expert” recognised for his “ability to find the right balance between neutral expertise and convincing presentation”.
Juliette Fortin is “a standout name” in the French market who is highly sought after by clients for her “responsive and professional” approach. She is noted for her “excellent work” providing financial analysis in arbitration proceedings, an area in which she is considered “absolutely top”.
Matthias Cazier-Darmois is widely recognised among peers as an economic and finance specialist and is commended for his impressive work relating to breaches of contracts and other commercial disputes.

DELOITTE ECONOMIC ADVISORY sees two leading expert witnesses recognised this year.
Anthony Charlton boasts “a growing reputation in international disputes” according to sources, and stands out as one of the leading testifying experts in the country. His practice spans a range of financial matters including valuations, loss of profit disputes and forensic accounting.
Karl Payeur is a forensic specialist who draws praise from sources for his excellent work on international disputes.

KPMG’s Jean-Luc Guitera is “an excellent expert” who is considered “one of the top names” when it comes to testifying in arbitration proceedings. One source notes, “He is very good at explaining complex economic concepts to lawyers.”

Maurice Nussenbaum at SORGEM EVALUATION impresses commentators who describe him as “one of the best experts in the market”. He is “a must for inclusion” thanks to his leading financial expertise. 

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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