The "highly rated" Philip Haberman is "hugely respected as an expert", say sources, and emerges as the top international arbitration expert witness in EMEA in this year’s research. He is renowned for providing "bespoke service at the top of the quality tree".
Philip Haberman is senior partner at Haberman Ilett LLP. He has specialised in forensic accounting since 1990, spending 22 years as a partner in Big Four firms before setting up Haberman Ilett LLP in September 2013. For the past four years, he has been the Who’s Who Legal Arbitration Expert Witness of the Year.
Philip has been actively involved in some 300 matters, including commercial disputes, shareholder disputes, investment treaty claims, transaction-related disputes, and disputes arising out of accounting and financial irregularities. He has given oral evidence on more than 60 occasions, before international arbitration tribunals under LCIA, ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, Swiss, SIAC and ad hoc rules, and before UK courts. He has also carried out many expert determinations to resolve disputes.
Clients and counsel have described him as “an absolute pleasure to work with”, adding that he “couldn't have had a better team”.
He has a degree in mathematics from Cambridge University and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1980. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a founder member of the Expert Witness Institute, a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and a CEDR-accredited mediator. He is a trustee of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and a member of the board of the LCIA.