Expert in International Dispute Resolution, Banking, NGOs. Swiss-Based British Forensic Accountant
Expert ID: 729436 Switzerland
His principal practice area is international arbitration; including investment treaty and commercial disputes. He manages one of the few specialist forensic accounting practices in Switzerland, which is itself of course a well-known seat for the settlement of international disputes. Expert has acted as quantum/damages expert witness in many arbitration disputes over the years including under ICSID, UNCITRAL and ICC rules. Unusually, he has also acted as tribunal-appointed expert in ICSID proceedings. He has testified in front of arbitral tribunals and also the Iran-US Claims Tribunal.
He runs the Switzerland office of LBC Investigative Accounting; a nine-office niche firm based in Montreal, Canada.
Example clients include; various law firms in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, United States, France, Great Britain, Belgium; United States Department of State; Palestinian Authority; United Nations Compensation Commission; Worldwide Fund for Nature; Government of Democratic Republic of Congo; Government of Kuwait; various commercial client companies; high net worth individuals.
He lectures on financial damages at the renowned Masters in International Dispute Settlement programme at the Universite of Geneve, Faculte de Droit.
Between 2000 and 2003, he worked at the UNCC as the only forensic accountant on the staff of approximately 250 assessing financial claims arising from Iraq's August 1990 invasion and occupation of Kuwait. He advised several panels of commissioners including the oil and gas panel.
Expert advises commercial clients (both corporate and individual) on issues of banking, corporate governance and other matters.
He speaks Welsh, English and French.
World Bank ICSID arbitration dispute: acting for claimant company against a state in a power generation infrastructure B.O.O.T. dispute. ICC arbitration dispute, commodity trading sector; reported and testifed to tribunal - appointed by respondent companyICC arbitration dispute, commodity trading sector Asia. Reported and testified to tribunal - appointed by claimant company
|Year: 1989||Degree: BA (Honours)||Subject: Accounting and Finance||Institution: Middlesex University, London|
|Years: 2007 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Director||Department:||Responsibilities: He established and now runs the firm's Switzerland office.|
|Years: 2004 to 2007||Employer: INDEVAL sarl||Title: Director / Co-Founder||Department:||Responsibilities: Established an independent evaluation practice "INDEVAL". Successfully gained large and small clients, on an international scale.|
|Years: 2000 to 2003||Employer: United Nations Compensation Commission||Title: Senior Accountant||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1997 to 2000||Employer: PKF Pannell Kerr Forster||Title: Forensic Accounting Department Manager||Department: Liverpool Office, UK||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1995 to 1997||Employer: Blease Lloyd, Forensic Accountants||Title: Manager||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 2007 to Present||Agency: Government of Kuwait||Role: Independent Reviewer||Description: Expert acts as financial independent reviewer on the multi-disciplinary advisory team on the USD 3 bllion rehabilitation of Kuwait.|
|Years: 2009 to 2009||Agency: Govt. of Democratic Republic of Congo||Role: Advisor||Description: Intervention in Kinshasa on war reparations folloing ICJ judgement against Uganda.|
|Years: 2005 to 2006||Agency: US Department of State||Role: Expert Witness||Description: Testified to Iran-US Claims Tribunal on valuation matters|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2010 to 2010||Country / Region: Austria||Summary: Arbitration dispute; acted as expert witness|
|Years: 2007 to Present||Country / Region: Germany||Summary: Arbitration dispute; acted as expert witness|
|Years: 2010 to Present||Country / Region: United States of America, CT||Summary: Arbitration dispute; acted as expert witness|
|Years: 2008 to 2009||Country / Region: Tunisia||Summary: Advised a UN agency on financial systems|
|Years: 2007 to 2009||Country / Region: France||Summary: He led a financial investigation at a UN agency|
|Associations / Societies|
|Member of Academy of Experts (MAE);
Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA).
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Accredited Forensic Accountant - ICAEW;
Accredited expert Witness - ICAEW.
|Director of LBC Investigative Accounting (Suisse) sarl;
Lecturer at Universite de Geneve, MIDS post graduate programme.
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Has published articles on the assessment of losses.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Testified before various international arbitral tribunals (ICSID, ICC, Iran-US Claims Tribunal).
Also advised orally and in writing various panels of Commissioners (eminent arbitrators) of UNCC.
|Training / Seminars|
|Conducted training to INTERLAW group of pan-European arbitration lawyers (London, Sept 2009 and Sept 2010);
Conducted residential traing courses to finance managers of Worldwide Fund for Nature "WWF" (2007 to 2010);
Conducted fraud and corruption implementation training to WWF head office (2010);
Lectured at University of Dundee (2006);
Lecturer at Faculty of Law, Universite de Geneve - International Dispute Settlement;
One on one financial mentoring/coaching to lawyers in practice .
|Private banking - advising high net worth individual on relative services offfered by private banks (both present and prospective).|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Commercial advice to companies on which he sits as a non-executive board member.
Advises non-Swiss clients of Swiss business practices.
Connects clients to commercial and professional contacts internationally.
|Welsh||Expert's mother tongue (bilingual)|
|English||Expert's mother tongue (bilingual)|
|French||Good knowledge; regular usage.|
|Spanish||He is able to read Spanish - very basic spoken ability.|
Fields of Expertise
alternative dispute resolution, alternative dispute resolution fee, alternative dispute resolution procedure, arbitration, arbitration testimony, bank procedure, claiming, collaborative dispute resolution, dispute, dispute resolution, fee, financial research, insurance arbitration, insurance claim, international arbitration, international research, legal litigation support, procedure, research, alternative dispute resolution training, alternative dispute resolution support, alternative dispute resolution service, alternative dispute resolution research, intellectual property alternative dispute resolution, conciliation, resolution, real estate arbitration, property arbitration, accounting policy, onsite training, business office service, financial service, court service, adjusting service, economic research, business research, pricing dispute, mediation, on-the-job training