GAR Interactive: Damages

Panel Discussion
Event Details
Date & Time
4 February 2021 12:55 - 17:05 GMT

Panel Discussion


HKA is participating in the “GAR Interactive Damages” webinar on Thursday 4th February 2021 12.55 – 5.05pm GMT.

Along with an esteemed panel of 14 speakers, Roula Harfouche, Partner in HKA’s Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages practice will join “GAR’s Interactive Question Time” at 3.30 – 4.30pm GMT to address topical questions submitted by the audience covering subject matter such as “The Challenges of COVID-19, The Best Technical Set-Ups for Virtual Hearings and the Pro’s and Con’s of Remote Cross Examination”.


12:55 PM-1:00 PM – Log in and registration

1:10 PM-2:10 PM – Presentation of damages: what arbitrators want from lawyers and experts

2:10 PM-2:30 PM – Networking Break

2:30 PM-3:30 PM – What users and their counsel and experts want from arbitrators

3:30 PM-4:30 PM – GAR Interactive Question Time

In this quick-fire session, the esteemed panel will discuss topical questions submitted by the GAR audience in advance.

Topics on which we expect questions include:

  • The challenges of Covid-19; 
  • The best technical set ups to use for virtual hearings;
  • Remote cross examination – better for experts (“I can see my own side’s expressions – for once”) but significantly worse for everybody else? Is there any way counsel can level the playing field?

Anthony Theau Laurent, Accuracy

John Fellas, Independent Arbitrator
Roula Harfouche, Partner, HKA
Karl Hennessee, Senior Vice President and Head, Litigation, Investigations and Regulatory Affairs, Airbus
Andrea Meier, Walder Wyss

4:30 PM-4:35 PM – Chairs’ closing remarks

4:35 PM-5:05 PM – Networking


Roula Harfouche is a Partner in HKA’s Forensic Accounting & Commercial Damages practice, and a Fellow of the ICAEW. She has over 21 years’ experience performing and managing valuations in a variety of contexts, in particular in disputes. Roula specialises in contentious valuations and the assessment of complex damages in international arbitration and litigation cases. She has been appointed as expert and has testified in English and French on the assessment of damages and complex valuation issues. Roula is recognised among the leading expert witnesses worldwide by Who’s Who Legal in the Thought Leaders Global Elite list, in Arbitration, for the quantum of damages and in forensic accounting. Roula has worked on matters before the UK High Court, the UK Family Division, the Patents Court, the French commercial court, the Singapore International Commercial Court, as well as in LCIA, ICC, SCC, HKIAC, PCA, Cairo Regional Center For International Commercial Arbitration, the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution, the Netherlands Arbitration Institute, and ICSID arbitration forums and under the UNCITRAL rules, and in mediation.

Event Details
Date & Time
4 February 2021 12:55 - 17:05 GMT

Panel Discussion


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