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 Expert  729436

Expert in International Dispute Resolution, Banking, NGOs. Swiss-Based British Forensic Accountant

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Expert is a Welsh Chartered accountant who has been in practice since 1989; originally in Great Britain and now in Switzerland. He has strong experience in forensic accounting and dispute resolution in many, diverse contexts.

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.


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Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1989   BA (Honours)   Accounting and Finance   Middlesex University, London  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to







He established and now runs the firm's Switzerland office.

2004 to 2007





Director / Co-Founder


Established an independent evaluation practice "INDEVAL". Successfully gained large and small clients, on an international scale.

2000 to 2003


United Nations Compensation Commission



Senior Accountant


1997 to 2000


PKF Pannell Kerr Forster


Liverpool Office, UK


Forensic Accounting Department Manager


1995 to 1997


Blease Lloyd, Forensic Accountants





Career Accomplishments:

Member of Academy of Experts (MAE); Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA).


Accredited Forensic Accountant - ICAEW; Accredited expert Witness - ICAEW.

Professional Appointments

Director of Expert's Firm; Lecturer at Universite de Geneve, MIDS post graduate programme.

Publications and Patents Summary

Has published articles on the assessment of losses.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2007 to   Government of Kuwait   Independent Reviewer   Expert acts as financial independent reviewer on the multi-disciplinary advisory team on the USD 3 bllion rehabilitation of Kuwait.
2009 to 2009   Govt. of Democratic Republic of Congo   Advisor   Intervention in Kinshasa on war reparations folloing ICJ judgement against Uganda.
2005 to 2006   US Department of State   Expert Witness   Testified to Iran-US Claims Tribunal on valuation matters

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • 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 company
  • ICC arbitration dispute, commodity trading sector Asia. Reported and testified to tribunal - appointed by claimant company
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
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.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2010 to 2010   Austria   Arbitration dispute; acted as expert witness
2007 to   Germany   Arbitration dispute; acted as expert witness
2010 to   United States of America, CT   Arbitration dispute; acted as expert witness
2008 to 2009   Tunisia   Advised a UN agency on financial systems
2007 to 2009   France   He led a financial investigation at a UN agency

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
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.

Additional Skills and Services:

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 .

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Private banking - advising high net worth individual on relative services offfered by private banks (both present and prospective).

Other Skills and Services

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.


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