"Valery went above and beyond in order to support the legal team and to work to the strict deadlines"
"He's incredibly hard working, approachable, a pleasure to work with and leads a great team"
"His report was very well presented and every detail was backed up by appropriate references to evidence"
Valery Knyazev is a partner at Haberman Ilett, part of Blackrock Expert Services Group. Valery has over 25 years of professional experience and has been involved in forensic accounting and financial expert engagements in the UK, Russia and the CIS region, and in emerging markets.
Valery has been actively involved in a wide range of matters including commercial and shareholder disputes quantifying damages and valuing business interests, investment treaty claims, transaction-related disputes, loss of profit claims, insurance and reinsurance claims, financial investigations and disputes arising out of accounting and financial irregularities reporting on alleged fraud transactions and asset misappropriation.
Valery has issued reports and testified in arbitration proceedings under LCIA, SCC, ICC and ICSID rules, and in state courts, on many occasions.
Valery has first-hand experience in business, accounting and financial practices in emerging markets and the CIS region (including Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Republic of Belarus, Moldova and Uzbekistan). He has provided services in civil and criminal proceedings, and his reports have been served in state court proceedings in Russia, Cyprus, British Virgin Islands and the UK. He has advised clients in a wide range of industries including construction, financial services, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, real estate, telecoms and others.
Valery is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He has received additional professional education in business valuation. He has a high degree in economics, and a high degree with honours in engineering.