Clare Lavin


Commercial Litigation 2023
Expert Information
Qualifications BSc Economics
Professional Memberships ICAEW
Industries Buildings, Financial Services, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Marine and Shipping, Oil and Gas, Production and Manufacturing, Real Estate and Tourism
Regional Experience Europe, Middle East
Expert Highlights
  • Chartered Accountant.
  • Proven as a credible expert witness under cross-examination in litigation.
  • Widely experienced in various UAE courts and in the international arbitration arena.
  • Frequent appointments from the DIFC Courts.
  • Assists clients on the merits and quantum of claims through early case assessment.
  • Forensic accounting expertise in both disputes and investigations.

Clare Lavin is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience. She has been appointed as a forensic accounting expert and has assisted the named expert on numerous occasions.

Clare Lavin is widely appreciated for her “precise, accurate and logical approach” to complex quantum and forensic accounting issues.

Clare has testified in litigation and has supported clients and experts in matters before the Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts; the high courts of England and Wales, and New Zealand; and the commercial court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Her arbitration experience includes matters before the DIAC, ICC, and DIFC-LCIA for disputes across the Middle East.

Clare has a background in transaction services including financial due diligence and acquisition advisory services. She has worked across Europe and the Middle East and has experience across a number of sectors, but most notably hospitality and leisure, real estate, oil and gas, construction, shipping, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods and distribution.

Clare specialises in commercial disputes and corporate investigations. She has been engaged across a wide variety of disputed matters ranging from shareholder disputes, contract breaches, SPA disputes and earn-out arrangements to professional negligence, post-acquisition disputes, joint venture disputes and contract termination. She has also been involved in complex financial fraud investigations and other forensic accounting engagements.

Clare is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds an advanced professional award in expert witness evidence from Legal Experience Training. She is a highly recognised and well-regarded accounting expert witness in Dubai, UAE.

Contact Clare
Location: Dubai, UAE

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