Robert Patton is a "knowledgeable, thorough, responsive, objective and fair" expert who is "shockingly well prepared, a great writer and a hell of a witness on the stand" according to impressed interviewees. One source acclaims him as “the best expert I’ve ever worked with".
Robert Patton is an associate director at NERA. He provides advice and testimony in the areas of economics, finance and valuation, international arbitration, litigation and regulatory enforcement.
Mr Patton has analysed lost profits from breach of contract and other alleged violations, damages from minority shareholder oppression, consequential damages, damages from misappropriation of trade secrets, and the appropriate rate of pre-judgement interest. 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 submitted expert evidence in Ontario, British Columbia and England. 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 Canadian provincial courts, US federal and state courts, English High Court, Irish Commercial Court, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands and other venues.
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 matters.
Mr Patton holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA from the University of Michigan, and is a CFA charterholder.