Legal: Evaluating disputed amounts in damages claims

Leading law firms the world over engage us to bring our expert knowledge to bear on difficult cases where damages are disputed. We work thoroughly yet efficiently and present our findings in a compelling manner that stands up under the most rigorous scrutiny.


Quantification / Investigation / Valuation

We provide our independent opinion on the quantification or valuation of the financial impact any dispute has on businesses and individuals. The case may be in litigation or arbitration. We work on large contractual disputes, and from antitrust and shareholder disputes to marital disputes. 

Forensic Investigation

Corporate / Quantification / Investigation

This broad area brings together forensic accountants, forensic technologists, economists and specialist investigators. We apply these complementary skills in anti-money laundering, fraud, corruption and asset tracing investigations, as well as in disputes between companies and regulators. Our forensic technologists examine and recover electronic records, analyze vast quantities of data and collate electronic documents. 

We have experience in a wide range of industries

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Legislation Change Blocks Funds Transfer

A joint venture in China could not transfer distributable earnings to its US partner due to a change in Chinese legislation, requiring quantification of the resulting loss of income. Review involved analysis of performance and ability to make contractual payments.

  • Legal / Quantification
  • Energy, Mining & Utilities
  • Disputes / Contractual Dispute
  • China
Oil Company Bankruptcy

The biggest oil company in Russia was bankrupted due to claims for unpaid taxes from the Russian tax authorities. The case involved assisting the legal team in analysing the group structure, transfer pricing arrangements, accounting and audit issues arising from the operational activity of the group. The claim was reviewed and recommendations were made to the legal team, which led to the successful settlement of the claim.

  • Legal / Quantification
  • Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals
  • Disputes
  • Russia
Tracing Assets in Spain

Appointed by the petitioner in a divorce case to review the wealth of her husband. The husband had multiple businesses, assets and bank accounts worldwide, however many of the assets were held in Spain and the source documents were in Spanish. Expert witness testimony was provided in the High Court in London and all conclusions were accepted by the judge.

  • Legal / Investigation
  • Business & Professional Services
  • Disputes / Family Law
  • Spain
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Delayed from the Runway

A supermodel injured her leg and a personal injury claim resulted. We evaluated the basis of the claim, given the nature of the injury, current contracts, and planned modeling assignments.

  • Legal / Quantification
  • Disputes / Personal Injury
  • United Kingdom
Fraud and Racketeering

After the collapse of a major international bank, it was alleged that the bank’s resources were used to purchase assets belonging to one of its major shareholders. Working on behalf of liquidators, these assets were traced worldwide. Due to the complexity of the structure of these assets, using analytical tools we were able to show and prove previously unknown connections. The shareholder was charged with fraud and racketeering. 

  • Legal / Investigation
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Forensic Investigation / Data Analytics
  • United States
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Recalling Powdered Milk

Quantified losses resulting from a national US recall of powdered baby milk caused by Salmonella in processing equipment at a California plant. Litigation early in the process drew media attention. Our expert report was used to achieve a pre-trial settlement.

  • Legal / Quantification
  • Manufacturing
  • Disputes / Product Liability / Recall
  • United States
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Holding the Dental Implant Patent

A global producer and reseller of medical devices alleged infringement of numerous patents related to dental implants. We were retained by the patent holder for a damage analysis that considered lost profits, reasonable royalties and convoyed / collateral sales.

  • Legal / Quantification
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
  • Disputes / Intellectual Property
  • United States
US DOJ Investigation of Ponzi Scheme

A businessman formed his own investment company and was later convicted of running a US $35 million Ponzi scheme. We were retained by the US Department of Justice to investigate thousands of transactions and trace transactions for asset recovery.

  • Legal / Investigation
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Forensic Investigation / Asset tracing / Misappropriation
  • United States
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Expropriation of Assets in Zimbabwe

“Served as a financial expert in investment treaty arbitrations to provide foreign investors relief when businesses were taken over by a government in southern Africa.”

Worked on a number of investment treaty arbitrations, serving as an expert to value businesses that had been expropriated by the government in Zimbabwe. The engagement involved the valuation of integrated forestry, sawmills and wood products factories, as well as separate assessments for farming interests with a variety of crops. The valuations were carried out on a ‘but for’ and ‘as is’ basis at different points in time, taking into account the economy, the Zimbabwe dollar collapse and hyperinflation in the country. Expert reports were prepared and evidence given at the arbitration hearing in Washington, DC.

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