"Rob is very attuned to litigation issues and concerns, responsive and a pleasure to work with"
"He can convey complex information in a straightforward and easily comprehensible manner"
Robert Patton provides advice and testimony in the areas of economics, finance, and valuation, in the context of international arbitration, litigation, and regulatory enforcement. He has analysed financial losses relating to allegations of breach of contract, defamatory speech, misappropriation of trade secrets, damages from minority shareholder oppression, and other alleged violations. In investment treaty claims, Mr. Patton has quantified damages for alleged expropriation and breaches of the Fair and Equitable Treatment standard.
The analyses carried out by Mr. Patton in commercial disputes include discounted cash flow analysis and other standard valuation approaches, supplemented by economics and finance techniques such as event studies and econometric analysis.
Mr. Patton has been qualified as an expert and testified at trial, and has submitted expert evidence in Ontario, British Columbia, and England and Wales. He has advised and consulted in international arbitration proceedings under the auspices of the ICC, ICSID, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Permanent Court of Arbitration, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, as well as in ad hoc tribunals under UNCITRAL rules. His advisory experience also encompasses work in the context of litigation in Canada, the US, and Europe, and other jurisdictions.
In addition to commercial disputes, Mr. Patton is frequently retained in securities class actions and other collective actions by investors, and in financial services disputes and enforcement proceedings.
Mr. Patton earned an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA from the University of Michigan, and is a CFA CharterHolder.