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Asset Recovery - Experts 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say:

"Stephen has a keen eye for detail and provides excellent forensic analysis"
"He is thorough, diligent and responsive"
"His commerciality and strategic advice are top notch"

Biography

Stephen is a forensic accounting partner at BDO LLP with some 20 years of diverse experience in investigations, litigation matters and international arbitration. He is the UK’s representative and key player in BDO’s Global Forensic Leadership Group.  Stephen has led numerous large multinational teams in major international financial investigations.  He has also been involved in expert witness assignments, both litigation in Court and arbitrations (LCIA, ICC, ICC and ICSID) dealing with issues such as breach of contract and loss of profits, acquisitions and disposals disputes, minority shareholder and joint venture disputes, insurance claims, valuations, accounts interpretation, directors' disqualifications and intellectual property matters.

Stephen has significant experience of contentious insolvency matters and is the forensic lead for this specialist area.  He works alongside insolvency practitioners in a number of roles, including as expert accountant, as adviser in investigations to follow cash as well as the tracing and recovery of non-cash assets.

Prior to joining BDO, Stephen worked in the forensic services practices at the largest global firms and specialist consulting companies, where he was involved in international investigations and large-scale litigation assignments. Stephen also spent three years working for an international firm of chartered loss adjusters dealing with loss of profits and investigating suspected fraudulent insurance claims.

Stephen graduated with honours with a BSc degree in civil engineering from Aston University, Birmingham. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has a postgraduate certificate in fraud risk management from John Moores University, Liverpool.

Over the years, Stephen has led very high-profile assignments. His main areas of industry expertise are in the fields of natural resources (particularly mining), automotive, construction and engineering, aerospace and sports.

Much of Stephen's experience involves cross-border disputes and investigations and he has worked throughout the world. Stephen has also been involved in numerous expert witness matters, both litigation and international arbitration, and has experience of giving oral evidence.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stephen Peters is widely respected by respondents for his prowess when it comes to acting as an expert witness in major international financial investigations.

Biography

Stephen is a forensic accounting partner at BDO LLP with some 20 years of diverse experience in investigations, litigation matters and international arbitration. He is the UK’s representative and key player in BDO’s global forensic leadership group. Stephen has led numerous large multinational teams in major international financial investigations. He has also been involved in expert witness assignments, both litigation in court and arbitrations (LCIA, ICC, ICC and ICSID) dealing with issues such as breach of contract and loss of profits, acquisitions and disposals disputes, minority shareholder and joint venture disputes, insurance claims, valuations, accounts interpretation, directors' disqualifications and intellectual property matters.

Stephen has significant experience of contentious insolvency matters and is the forensic lead for this specialist area. He works alongside insolvency practitioners in a number of roles, including as expert accountant, as adviser in investigations to follow cash as well as the tracing and recovery of non-cash assets.

Prior to joining BDO, Stephen worked in the forensic services practices at the largest global firms and specialist consulting companies, where he was involved in international investigations and large-scale litigation assignments. Stephen also spent three years working for an international firm of chartered loss adjusters dealing with loss of profits and investigating suspected fraudulent insurance claims.

Stephen graduated with honours with a BSc degree in civil engineering from Aston University, Birmingham. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has a postgraduate certificate in fraud risk management from John Moores University, Liverpool.

Over the years, Stephen has led very high-profile assignments. His main areas of industry expertise are in the fields of natural resources (particularly mining), automotive, construction and engineering, aerospace and sports.

Much of Stephen's experience involves cross-border disputes and investigations and he has worked throughout the world. Stephen has also been involved in numerous expert witness matters, both litigation and international arbitration, and has experience of giving oral evidence.

WWL Ranking: Recommended
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