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David Saunders

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Arbitration 2020
Consulting Expert 2019
Investigations - Forensic Accountants 2020
Expert Information
Qualifications BEng (Hons) Engineering Production and Production Management
Professional Memberships FICA, ACIArb, Accredited mediator
Services Forensic Accounting & Commercial Damages
Sectors Transportation Infrastructure, Industrial & Manufacturing, Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas, Technology, Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space
Expert Highlights
  • Widely experienced forensic accountant.
  • Proven as a credible expert witness under cross-examination.
  • Specialises in valuations and quantification of damages.
  • Recognised by WWL as a recommended expert in arbitration, financial advisory and valuation, forensic accounting experts and forensic accounting investigations.
  • More than 100 appointments as an expert.
  • Acted as expert witness for disputed sums in excess of US$25 billion.
  • Acted for both investors and governments in bi-lateral investment treaty arbitrations.

David is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience in forensic accounting.  He has been appointed to act as an expert more than 100 times and has provided oral testimony, both in court and to arbitral tribunals, on 18 occasions.

David has given oral testimony (including being involved in witness conferencing) in both litigation and arbitration and has appeared before the courts and tribunals across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. He has been appointed under AAA, ICC, LCIA, SCC and UNICITRAL rules and as a damages expert in bilateral investment treaty cases.

David specialises in valuations and quantification of damages. The sectors his cases have covered include oil and gas, commodity trading, construction, property, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, manufacturing, hotels, retail, entertainment and financial services.

David also has significant forensic accounting, fraud and financial investigation experience as well as working on cases involving the restatement of accounts.  He has undertaken fraud and regulatory investigations in the UK, Europe and Asia and has provided expert evidence on funds tracing issues.   He has also worked on due diligence assignments and pre-lending reviews.

David is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, an associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator. He been published in a variety of magazines on subjects ranging from cost control and procurement fraud to dispute resolution strategies and effective use of valuation.

WWL recognises David as “a prominent valuations and damages expert focusing on the oil and gas, construction and commodity trading sectors.”

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Location London, UK

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