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Thought Leaders - Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2020
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Tim Giles is a leading damages expert, hailed by peers for his “great combination of skills and experience” and his very strong performances under cross-examination.


Tim Giles is a partner at Independent Economics & Finance LLP. He has over 30 years of experience in finance and economics, focusing on valuation, damages, profitability, risk and cost of capital in arbitration, litigation, state aid and competition cases.

Tim has substantial experience giving evidence on quantum in high-value international arbitration, including commercial and investment treaty claims, and has been engaged in some of the most complex and highest-profile disputes of recent years.

He has provided testimony in all major arbitration forums in industries from oil, gas and fertilisers to banking, insurance, mining, hotels, car components and luxury goods. Tim’s appointments have come from claimant and defendant parties (both states and investors) represented by the most well-respected law firms. 

He has also had extensive experience involving bank crises, rescue and state aid, having worked on a number of cases across several European countries. He has advised governments attempting to stem banking crises and banks facing failure and rescue.

In addition, Tim has acted in a number of English High Court and criminal court cases involving market abuse investigations and the valuation of businesses and complex securities.

Prior to co-founding Independent Economics & Finance LLP, Tim worked in the finance industry for 12 years before joining London Economics then helping Charles River Associates establish its London office, where he founded the financial economics practice and co-founded the international arbitration practice.

Tim holds a first-class honours degree from Massey University (New Zealand) and a master's in finance from London Business School.

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