David Saunders


Arbitration 2021
Consulting Expert 2020: Financial Advisory and Valuation - Quantum of Damages & Forensic Accountants
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, Resources, 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 Saunders 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 Saunders is “A very competent and pragmatic expert who is a pleasure to work with.” “I would highly recommend him; he is a formidable opponent.” “An experienced and knowledgeable practitioner, especially in gas pricing and oil uptake disputes”

WWL Arbitration 2021 – Expert Witnesses

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.

David Saunders is a “really excellent expert” with an internationally renowned flair for valuations and quantification of damages.

With over 30 years’ experience, he comes highly recommended by peers for his extensive expertise as a forensic accountant.

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Location London, UK