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Richard Hern

Richard Hern

NERA Economic ConsultingMarble Arch House66 Seymour StreetLondonEnglandW1H 5BT
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Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Richard Hern is highly praised as "an absolutely fantastic expert witness" and "the first choice for quantum assessment work".

Biography

Dr Richard Hern is a member of NERA’s board of directors and leads NERA’s regulatory finance team in London. Dr Hern also co-leads NERA’s global international arbitration practice. 

Dr Hern has 22 years of experience as an economist, expert witness, and quantum of damages expert, providing testimony and advising clients across the world. Dr Hern’s experience spans investor-state and commercial disputes and international arbitration. He has prepared expert testimony on a range of economic and finance issues, including commercial damages, company valuations, valuations in the context of political intervention, lost profits from construction delays, cost of capital and profitability assessments, and economic regulation. He has acted as an independent expert witness on economic and quantum issues before many panels and tribunals, including ICSID, PCA, ICC, UNCITRAL, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), international courts, and high courts.

Dr Hern’s experience as an economist and damages expert spans many different industries, including power, water, airports/airlines, shipping, telecoms, petrochemicals, and real estate. 

He has also acted as an independent expert to rule on appeals of tariff reviews by privatised utility companies. He advised the World Bank on transparency guidelines for utility regulators in Africa, and mechanisms to reduce regulatory and political risk in developing countries.

Dr Hern also has specialist expertise in the estimation of country risk for valuation and quantum calculations in emerging markets. He has published on risk and the cost of capital in utility and trade journals and authored books on best practices in estimating the cost of capital for infrastructure assets.

He holds a PhD, an MSc and a BSc in economics.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Richard Hern is a firm favourite among clients who credit him with the “ability to engage in a constructive dialogue with the client and counsel”.

Biography

Dr Richard Hern has over 22 years of experience as an economist, expert witness and quantum of damages expert providing testimony and advising clients across the world. Dr Hern’s experience spans investor-state and commercial disputes and international arbitration. He has prepared expert testimony on a range of economic and finance issues, including commercial damages, company valuations, valuations in the context of political intervention, lost profits from construction delays, cost of capital and profitability assessments, and economic regulation. He has acted as an independent expert witness on economic and quantum issues before many panels and tribunals, including ICSID, PCA, ICC, UNCITRAL, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), international courts and high courts.

Dr Hern’s experience as an economist and damages expert spans many different industries, including power, water, airports and airlines, shipping, telecoms, petrochemicals and real estate. 

He has also acted as an independent expert to rule on appeals of tariff reviews by privatised utility companies. He advised the World Bank on transparency guidelines for utility regulators in Africa, and mechanisms to reduce regulatory and political risk in developing countries.

Dr Hern also has specialist expertise on the estimation of country risk for valuation and quantum calculations in emerging markets. He has published on risk and the cost of capital in utility and trade journals, and authored books on best practices in estimating the cost of capital for infrastructure assets.

He holds a PhD in economics, an MSc in economics and public policy, and a BSc in economics and mathematics.

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