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Why HKA?

HKA

Through our unique breadth of specialist capabilities, we continuously strive to add value, create solutions, deliver excellence and exceed expectations.

We work collaboratively with our clients. Our success revolves around building individual relationships and trust. We believe in offering a steady hand to our clients through careful thinking and analysis. At the same time, we strive to deliver a responsive service allowing us to bring our knowledge to bear in any situations that arise with innovation and inventive thinking underpinning our service offering. We always seek to provide superior solutions by asking the right questions.

We are guided by our client value proposition, that we: make the complex clear and logical, understand people and collaborate, enable and empower clients, and thus achieve the best possible outcomes. Our brand values and core principles shape our behaviour and actions, ensuring we remain on the right path and fulfil our goals for our clients. We continuously strive to add value, create solutions, deliver excellence and exceed expectations.

Clients

HKA works with a broad range of clients including government agencies, local authorities, contractors, legal firms and other professional service providers, as well as owners and operators, financial institutions and insurers.

Expertise, knowledge and insight

We have hundreds of subject-matter experts – quantum, delay & disruption, engineering, architectural and technical, forensic accountants and investigations, commercial damages and valuation, and government contracting – who are recognised by the industry as leaders in their field. They have the commercial, financial, planning, scheduling, technical and language skills to get quickly to the heart of the most complex and challenging issues.

HKA also has the unique breadth of specialist capabilities offered by 500+ engineering and technical experts in disciplines, including building services, civil and structural, geotechnical, health, safety and environmental, instrumentation and control, marine, mechanical and electrical, metallurgy and materials, oil and gas, and process and energy.

Markets and industries

HKA’s global portfolio includes prestigious projects on every continent and in market sectors and industries that include aerospace & defence, buildings, industrial & manufacturing, energy & natural resources, power & utilities, transportation infrastructure, and telecoms, media & technology, and financial services.

Our forensic accounting and commercial damages teams specialise in areas such as valuations, economic damages, investigations, bankruptcy, intellectual property, post acquisition disputes and insurance claims.

HKA experts’ experience in government contracting is profound and covers contract disputes, investigating allegations of false claims and defective pricing, compliance reviews and audit services as well as other tailored support.

Reputation and professional standing

HKA has ranked as the top firm in Who’s Who Legal (WWL) construction Expert Witnesses analysis for the last six years, with our leading quantum, engineering and delay experts being recognised for their skills and reputation.

Our expert witnesses also feature in WWL’s Arbitration, Energy, Litigation, Quantum of Damages, Forensic Accounting, and Investigations analysis, selected for their excellence across a wide range of matters in dispute.

We are consistently ranked highly in Global Arbitration Review (GAR) GAR 100 Expert Witness Power Index. The Power Index ranks expert witnesses by looking at the volume and value of two years’ worth of hearings.

Who’s Who Legal Construction Expert Firm of the Year, 2018, 2020 & 2022

Ranked #1 in WWL Construction Expert Witnesses analysis for six consecutive years (2017-2022)

Consistently ranked highly in the GAR Top 100

HKA is the world’s largest Corporate Provider to The Academy of Experts

In Global Arbitration Review (GAR) Top 100, 15th Edition, HKA was ranked:

• #2 for the most cross-examinations
• #2 for the total number of commercial hearings and investor-state hearings
• #4 for the total number of energy hearings and oil & gas hearings
• #2 for the total number of construction hearings and #3 for the percentage of hearings involving construction

HKA is the largest accredited Corporate Provider of Expert Services with the Academy of Experts with individually accredited experts from Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

We share this unparalleled expert knowledge with industry stakeholders. HKA has long hosted knowledge forums, seminars and workshops in association with leading KCs, barristers, lawyers and trade associations around the world.

Reach

As well as more than 500 expert witnesses, HKA now has in excess of 500 advisors and consultants across 40+ offices in 18 countries.

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