Andrei Soltan, a Delay and Programming Expert, returns to HKA

HKA, a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness and litigation support services, announced today that Andrei Soltan, a delay and programming expert, has rejoined the firm as a Principal in its Asia Pacific business.

Andrei has over 20 years professional experience, twelve of which in construction and civil engineering.  Andrei is an accredited testifying delay expert. He previously worked as a planner and delay analyst for contracting and consulting companies on projects ranging from infrastructure and industrial to technology, residential buildings, and energy projects.

Andrei has been cross-examined in the ICC International Court of Arbitration, including giving concurrent evidence (hot-tubbing). He has testified during Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB) proceedings on five occasions and presented at adjudication proceedings.

Andrei has repeatedly acted as Lead Assistant to named Experts and assisted in producing delay expert reports, reply reports, joint statements, and delay analysis for varied disputes.

He was recognised by Who’s Who Legal (WWL) as an Arbitration Future Leader in 2023, a Construction Future Leader in 2022 and a Construction – Quantum Delay & Technical – Future Leader in 2022.

Andrei was a delay expert at HKA from 2017 to 2021. In that time, he worked on numerous commissions across the UK, Asia and the Middle East. He was also instrumental in establishing mentorship platforms for his peers and junior delay analysts.

“I’m delighted to welcome back Andrei to the business. Having worked with Andrei previously, I found him to be professional in approach, meticulous and tenacious in his service delivery. Having him on board will add value to the management of our clients’ complex disputes. His expertise will bring added strength to our expert services team as HKA continues to grow its business in the region.”

Shamila Neelakandan, Head of Construction Claims and Expert Services, Asia Pacific

Andrei said, “I’m pleased to be back at HKA, working with industry-leading experts to deliver service excellence and help grow our footprint in Asia Pacific.”

About HKA

HKA is a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation and dispute resolution, using our multi-disciplinary expertise to provide a comprehensive set of specialist services:

  • Expert, Claims and Advisory services for the capital projects and infrastructure sector
  • Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages services for all types of contracts, including commercial and investment treaty disputes
  • Consulting services to support companies working on US Federal Government contracts.

Headquartered in the UK, HKA brings a proud record of excellent service and high achievement to bear on today’s challenges. As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisers, we help clients manage disputes, risk and uncertainty on complex contracts and challenging projects.

We work with government agencies, local authorities, contractors, legal firms, and other professional service providers, as well as owners and operators, financial institutions and insurers. Clients have access to leaders and problem-solvers who decode complexity through collaborative working and innovative thinking, making the best possible outcomes a reality for our clients, every time.

As well as more than 500 expert witnesses, HKA now has in excess of 500 advisors and consultants – across 40+ offices in 18 countries – with the skills and experience that are essential to get to the heart of even the most complex issues. Our people have vast first-hand experience spanning all major industries and the world’s most complex megaprojects, as well as an international track record of achieving successful outcomes.

HKA’s global portfolio includes some of the world’s largest and most prestigious commissions across a wide range of industries including buildings, industrial and manufacturing, power and utilities, resources, transportation infrastructure, technology, financial services, government contracts and non-profit.


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