Quantum of Damages 2017: Analysis

This chapter features 254 damages experts who have been recommended by peers and market sources for their proven expertise in damages assessments, pecuniary remedies and asset valuations, as well as their strong testifying experience.


Thought Leaders
1. Philip Haberman Haberman Ilett, London
2. Richard Boulton QC Berkeley Research Group, London
3. John Ellison KPMG, London
4. Chris Osborne FTI Consulting, London
5. Mark Bezant FTI Consulting, London
 The Thought Leaders are those individuals who received the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources this year. Our research has identified them as being truly outstanding practitioners and the very best in their field.

FTI CONSULTING leads the research in the region with an impressive 17 listings.  
Chris Osborne, global leader of the economic consulting practice “stands out in the crowd” for his work handling damages assessments in complex disputes. He is a “huge name” in the field and enjoys a strong reputation among peers around the world.
Mark Bezant is a “hugely respected” figure in the market and impresses commentators with his asset valuation expertise and experience in a broad range of sophisticated commercial matters.
Mike Pilgrem is an excellent quantum expert with particular expertise in foreign seat arbitrations and damages stemming from M&A activities.
Noel Matthews provides top-quality evidence and enjoys a fantastic reputation for his involvement in commercial and investor state arbitration.
In France, James Nicholson is “one of the best” and impresses with his “great reactivity, prompt delivery and sound industry knowledge”.

ACCURACY achieves 10 listings in the French, English and German markets.
In England the “fantastically intelligent” Roula Harfouche is a well-known valuation expert and stands out for her work in litigation and arbitration proceedings.
Anthony Theau-Laurent is praised for his hands-on approach and exceptional ability to identify and address sophisticated financial issues.
Erik van Duijvenvoorde is a highly regarded expert in complex damage assessments. He has been engaged in projects in a broad range of jurisdictions and draws praise for his excellent oral evidence. 

PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS also achieves 10 listings in the region.
The “greatly respected” Gerry Lagerberg enjoys a strong reputation in the market and is noted particularly for his sophisticated style of delivery in litigation and arbitration proceedings.
Timothy Allen enjoys a “very fine reputation” in the international space for his valuation expertise across a broad range of disputes and sectors.

Ten experts from DELOITTE are recognised in this year’s edition.
The “excellent” Andrew Flower is a well-regarded expert with longstanding expertise in damage calculation matters.
Elizabeth Gutteridge is an “outstanding practitioner”, known for her strong expert witness work in large litigations and arbitrations.
Philip Rees stands out for his excellent performance as an expert witness in both litigation and arbitration proceedings. Peers say he is “very bright, dedicated, smart and articulate”.
In France, the “highly intelligent” Anthony Charlton impresses peers with his “personable manner” and is “by far the best valuation expert in France for international arbitration issues”.

Specialist accounting firm HABERMAN ILETT achieves seven listings in this chapter.
Thought leader Philip Haberman is one of the foremost names in the region and features prominently in our research this year. He is internationally renowned by peers and clients alike for his “extremely impressive practice”, which encompasses a wide array of disputes before UK courts and international arbitral tribunals.
With over 20 years’ experience and intricate knowledge of damage assessments for complex disputes, Frank Ilett is highly regarded for his exceptional work in the litigation and arbitration arenas.

Six top experts from the BERKELEY RESEARCH GROUP achieve listings this year.
Richard Boulton QC is a pre-eminent expert in the market, with “very impressive” specialist expertise in quantum of damages. He is the “first choice” of many peers who highlight his extensive experience handling major disputes and investigations.
Daniel Ryan draws praise for his intricate expertise in assessing damages arising from a broad range of contractual and tortious matters. 

KPMG sees six highly regarded experts listed for their impressive work in the space.
In England, John Ellison is described as “one of the best in the business” and a “serious contender” for his work in this area.
Nicholas Good is a standout practitioner who is commended for his “great manner, integrity and straightforward advice”.

Two experts from CHARLES RIVER ASSOCIATES are included here.
In England Colin Johnson is a distinguished expert with a wealth of expert witness experience in high-value claims across a broad range of industries and jurisdictions.
In Switzerland Geoffrey Senogles draws praise for his insightful analysis in complex loss of profit cases.  

BDO’s Gervase MacGregor excels on the international stage for his “quick and accurate calculations” and is frequently involved in high-value international disputes. 

At NERA ECONOMIC CONSULTING the “excellent” Antoinette Pincott is a well-regarded expert in share valuations, contractual losses and loss of profit matters. She draws praise for her vast testifying experience in litigation and international arbitration proceedings. 

At EY, the “outstanding” Richard Indge provides expert damages advice across a wide variety of industry sectors. He has two decades of experience and peers speak highly of his substantial expertise in this area.

Carlos Lapuerta at THE BRATTLE GROUP is praised for his “fantastic performance in arbitration hearings. He is extraordinarily well prepared and a pleasure to work with. He has an incisive mind and cuts straight to the heart of the dispute.”

At ALIXPARTNERS Kai Schumacher is a “fantastic and absolutely top-drawer” financial expert with broad expertise in international arbitration matters. He comes highly recommended by peers and clients alike for his work in this space. 

Alexander Demuth at ALVAREZ & MARSAL in Germany impresses clients with his “very deep functional and financial knowledge and capability to understand and structure our case.” According to sources, “He adopts a very pragmatic approach and his presentation in the hearing was excellent.”

At CORNERSTONE RESEARCH Boaz Moselle draws praise for his “exceptional genius” and prowess in gas pricing disputes. One client describes him as “the best expert I have ever seen under cross-examination, and possibly the brightest I have seen in my whole career.” 

DUFF & PHELPS’ London office is home to Dominic Wreford. He is a prominent commercial disputes specialist and has provided evidence on multimillion-pound losses across a range of industries. He boasts a strong reputation among peers who “would certainly refer work to him”.

Tim Giles at INDEPENDENT ECONOMICS & FINANCE is known for his “very sharp” valuations and extensive involvement in high-value complex disputes.

North America

Thought Leaders
1. Brent Kaczmarek Navigant, Washington DC
2. Manuel A Abdala Compass Lexecon, Washington DC
3. Howard Rosen FTI Consulting, Toronto
4. Pablo Spiller Compass Lexecon, New York
5. Daniel Flores Econ One Research, Washington DC
6. Kiran Sequeira Versant Partners, Washington DC

COMPASS LEXECON achieves an impressive 13 listings throughout the US market.
In DC, Manuel Abdala is described by clients and peers alike as a “truly fantastic” testifying expert. He undertakes a broad range of work around the world and is “very good in Latin America”.
Pablo Spiller is a prominent name in the market and is widely recognised for his sophisticated damage assessments practice.
Joseph Kalt is a longstanding expert in the field and is praised by clients as “one of the premier testifying experts of our day”.
Daniel Fischel enjoys an excellent reputation for his “unflappable demeanour and staggering intellect”. He draws praise for his meticulous approach to detail and strong performance under direct and cross-examination.

We identify 11 standout practitioners from FTI CONSULTING’s North American offices in this chapter.
In New York Greig Taylor is a firm favourite with clients. One interviewee notes, “His expert report was exceptional, his composure and presence under pressure was truly admirable, and his clear and simple presentation of complex damages calculations was unparalleled.”
In Canada Howard Rosen is a top name in the market and is recommended for his meticulous approach and extensive international experience.
Neal Mizrahi has strong expertise in damage qualification and is very highly regarded for his work in this space.

Eight impressive NAVIGANT practitioners have been identified in this chapter.
In DC, Brent Kaczmarek is “very well known” and impresses clients with his “great strength under cross examination.” According to sources, “That is why he is one of the leading valuation experts, particularly for investor state arbitrations where here has very deep experience of politically-complex and high-stakes disputes.”

The US is home to eight practitioners from ALVAREZ & MARSAL.
In Texas, the “exceptionally talented” Laura Hardin impresses peers with her involvement in investment treaty disputes and experience testifying in Russian courts.
Dean Graves is internationally renowned for his longstanding expertise in damage analysis and vast experience in complex litigation and arbitration proceedings.

ECON ONE RESEARCH achieves three listings in the region.
Clients say Daniel Flores is “diligent, reliable, professional and superb under examination.” One respondent effuses, “He is one of the best experts I have used in recent years.”
Jeffrey Leitzinger has “a great reputation” in the field. One source notes, “He stands out as someone I would definitely call in a complex case.”
With 10 years’ experience, Ettore Comi has a broad range of damage valuation expertise in investment and commercial arbitration matters.

VERSANT PARTNERS achieves two listings in this chapter. 
Kiran Sequeira is a highly regarded expert and acts for public and private clients in matters spanning a broad range of sectors. He has particular expertise in the energy industry, where he is praised for his involvement in high-value damages assessments.
Garrett Rush is “exceptionally responsive and accommodating of time pressure pinpoints. He is very measured, thoughtful and balanced in his assessment of the range of different arguments."

THE BRATTLE GROUP’s Stewart Myers is a highly regarded practitioner with a well-established quantum practice. According to peers he is “a certain inclusion – he is excellent”.
Alexis Maniatis is “excellent and very smart” and is rated very highly for his top-quality advice and expert testimonials.

At CORNERSTONE RESEARCH in DC, José Alberro enjoys “a very strong reputation” in the market for his impressive economic and financial modelling expertise.  

Rest of the World 

Thought Leaders
1. Jon Prudhoe NAVIGANT, Singapore

Jon Prudhoe of NAVIGANT is “one of the most highly regarded experts in Singapore and the region, known for his formidable expertise and ability to distil the key issues in complex problems”.

At FTI CONSULTING, Singapore-based Steve Harris draws praise from clients who say, “He does a superb job from start to finish. He is reliable, works hard and delivers.”

In the UAE, EY’s Robert Chandler is a distinguished expert and impresses market sources with his impeccable knowledge and analytical insights.

Jonathan Humphrey at BERKELEY RESEARCH GROUP draws praise for his outstanding expertise across a broad range of industries and jurisdictions.  

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