Germany: Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2019

In this chapter we highlight 11 expert witnesses recognised for their excellent work providing expert testimony in arbitration proceedings.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Alexander Demuth Alvarez & Marsal, Munich
2. Kai F Schumacher AlixPartners GmbH, Munich

Alvarez & Marsal sees two standout experts highlighted in this chapter.  
Alexander Demuth is identified as the leading expert witness in the market and specialises in giving advice in proceedings related to M&A, corporate and contractual disputes. Sources note that he is "very calm and not easily thrown".
Jochen Benz is an expert in forensic accounting and economics and impresses peers and clients with his extensive knowledge of investigations.

Kai Schumacher at AlixPartners specialises in quantum of damages matters and is highlighted for his excellent work in forensic investigations and M&A disputes. He stands out as one of the foremost experts in the market.

Gerhard Wagner at Humboldt University of Berlin is recognised by peers as “an excellent specialist” in the area, and is known for his top-tier testifying work in complex arbitration proceedings.

Michael Hammes of PricewaterhouseCoopers leads the firm’s forensic services team. He is praised as “excellent in the market” by peers who commend his work on sophisticated arbitration proceedings.

NERA Economic Consulting’s Alexander Voegele is an expert in transfer pricing and intellectual property issues. He is recognised for the extensive technical knowledge he brings to arbitration proceedings.

Thomas Pfeiffer of University of Heidelberg is a seasoned academic in the market who boasts extensive experience providing expert advice in commercial disputes.  

Martin Jonas at Warth & Klein Grant Thornton is described by sources as “an excellent adviser” who is “very strong” in arbitration proceedings, where he provides highly comprehensive advice to parties.

FTI Consulting’s Thomas Hofbauer is regarded as a highly qualified and knowledgeable expert who frequently advises on delay and quantum matters in high-value cases across a range of jurisdictions.

Anke Nestler of Valnes Corporate Finance is a sophisticated expert with particular expertise in valuation issues. She has significant experience of acting as witness in domestic and international arbitration proceedings.  

At Accuracy, Ekaterina Lohwasser is a damages and valuation expert with experience of testifying in complex cases in domestic court hearings and international arbitration proceedings.

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