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HKA EXPERTS AND FUTURE LEADERS LISTED IN WHO’S WHO LEGAL ARBITRATION EXPERT WITNESSES ANALYSIS 2021

“A sincere thank you to all our peers, clients and instructing lawyers who took the time to provide references and endorsements. Congratulations to our Experts and Future Leaders for this excellent recognition which endorses their professional standing in the industry, the first-class services they provide to clients and the expertise they demonstrate on complex arbitration matters.”
Renny Borhan, Partner & CEO

HKA, the leading consultancy for multi-disciplinary expert and specialist services in risk mitigation and dispute resolution within the capital projects and infrastructure sector, is honoured to have 16 Experts, including Future Leaders, listed in Who’s Who Legal (WWL) Arbitration Expert Witnesses Analysis 2021.

WWL research identifies the world’s leading arbitration expert witnesses worldwide, who rank prominently among their clients and peers for their exceptional work providing written and oral testimony in contentious proceedings.  

Renny Borhan, Partner & CEO, HKA said: “I am extremely proud to see 16 of our Experts featured in this year’s WWL Arbitration Expert Witnesses Analysis from our offices in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania. It is incredibly rewarding to see that in just one year, the number of HKA named Experts in this category has more than doubled from 7 to 16.  This, combined with HKA being awarded the Construction Expert Witness Firm of the Year 2020 by WWL, and maintaining our #1 position for the fourth successive year is a testament to the quality and calibre of our people.  It validates the impressive work undertaken by our quantum, delay, disruption, damages and technical (QED+) experts on some of the world’s most challenging projects.” 

“A sincere thank you to all our peers, clients and instructing lawyers who took the time to provide references and endorsements. Congratulations to our Experts and Future Leaders for this excellent recognition which endorses their professional standing in the industry, the first class services they provide to clients and the expertise they demonstrate on complex arbitration matters.”  

HKA Global Elite Thought Leader: 

  • Jonathan Humphrey, Partner, Oceania “is an extremely skilled testifying expert” and “is meticulous and well prepared and his reports are also thorough.”

HKA Leading Expert Witnesses: 

  • David Atkinson, Partner, Middle East “has the ability to contribute to strategic advice and has an affable manner which impresses clients and tribunals.” 
  • Troy Dahlberg, Partner, Americas “is one of the leading practitioners in the US and internationally in the arbitration of post-acquisition disputes.” 
  • Mark Dixon, Partner, Europe “is an experienced and well-regarded quantum expert with specific expertise in major international arbitration in the energy, shipbuilding and industrial sectors.” 
  • Emyr Evans, Partner, Europe “showed an extraordinarily detailed knowledge of the case during cross-examination.” 
  • Colin Johnson, Partner, Europe “is an esteemed expert witness, who stands out for his “invaluable industry expertise” and wide-ranging experience providing oral evidence in arbitration matters arising from investment treaty claims, as well as commercial, contractual and construction disputes.”  
  • Tom Kapapa, Partner, Middle East “listens attentively to the competing views, understands the other side’s position, and excels at using their position against them.” 
  • Ekrem Kaya, Partner, Europe “excels at claim building, risk analysis reports on pending and prospective claims, and acting as an independent expert witness for construction disputes.” 
  • Franco Mastrandrea, Partner, Europe, is described as “excellent – a really extraordinary witness.” 
  • Doug Neville, Partner, Europe “is a top name for complex international construction disputes.” 
  • Trevor Pettigrew-Smith, Partner, Europe “has a strong knowledge of relevant issues, attention to detail and wider understanding of the commercial context of an instruction make him able to provide out-of-the-box solutions.” 
  • Colin Russell, Partner, Middle East “provides excellent expert analysis on an array of construction-related claims.”  
  • David Saunders, Partner, Europe “is a “highly respected expert” who gains plaudits for his “constructive approach as opposing expert” from sources who have seen him in arbitrations.” 
  • Michael Tonkin, Partner, Middle East is “very meticulous and a truly independent expert whose intellect, expertise and knowledge of the field are beyond impressive.” 

HKA Future Leaders:  

  • Jesus Corona Vasquez, Future Leader, Americas “is among the best expert you can find in the international arbitration market.” 
  • Andrei Soltan, Future Leader, Asia “quickly understands the bigger picture of the case and then provides a very thorough analysis of the details.” 

HKA experts help to resolve disputes in expert determination, mediation, adjudication, arbitration and litigation. Experienced as party or tribunal appointed experts, the firm’s experts can advise and, if needed, give evidence under cross-examination – including concurrent evidence or ‘hottubbing’ – in jurisdictions around the globe. 

The firm’s subject-matter experts have vast first-hand experience spanning many industries and an international track record of achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients.  

HKA recently won WWL Construction Expert Witness Firm of the Year for the second time in three years and, earlier this year, topped the list of WWL Construction Expert Witnesses for the fourth consecutive year.   

ABOUT HKA 

HKA is the world’s leading consultancy of choice for multi-disciplinary expert and specialist services in risk mitigation and dispute resolution within the capital projects and infrastructure sector.  

We also have particular experience advising clients on the economic impact of commercial and investment treaty disputes and in forensic accounting matters. In addition, HKA supports companies that conduct business with the US Federal Government, providing them with consulting services on complex government contracting matters. 

As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisors, we deliver solutions amid uncertainty, dispute and overrun, and provide the insights that make the best possible outcomes a reality for public and private sector clients worldwide. HKA has in excess of 1,000 consultants, experts and advisors in more than 40 offices across 17 countries. 

For more information about HKA, visit www.hka.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter (@HKAGlobal) and Facebook

 
Media Contact; Josephine Guckian Mobile 07740 421 796 Email josephineguckian@hka.com

A sincere thank you to all our peers, clients and instructing lawyers who took the time to provide references and endorsements. Congratulations to our Experts and Future Leaders for this excellent recognition which endorses their professional standing in the industry, the first-class services they provide to clients and the expertise they demonstrate on complex arbitration matters. ”
Renny Borhan, Partner & CEO
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