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HKA promotes eight senior professionals to Partner

Investing in the best people and attracting new talent to the HKA Partnership is a key priority for our firm, so we can continue to provide our clients with a service offering that is constantly evolving and improving in response to their needs

Renny Borhan, Partner and Chief Executive Officer

HKA, the world’s leading consultancy of choice for multi-disciplinary expert and specialist services in risk mitigation and dispute resolutionwithin the capital projects and infrastructure sector, promotes eight senior professionals to Partner.  

Renny Borhan, Partner and Chief Executive Officer, said: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome our new Partners to the HKA Partnership. Their knowledge and expertise will further enhance our position as the leading source of expertise to help clients manage disputes, risk and uncertainty on major complex contracts.  

Investing in the best people and attracting new talent to the HKA Partnership is a key priority for our firm, so we can continue to provide our clients with a service offering that is constantly evolving and improving in response to their needs.” 

“Congratulations to our Experts on their promotion to Partner, which endorses the expertise they demonstrate on complex dispute matters and the exceptional services they provide to our clients,” added Renny. 

HKA’s newly appointed Partners are based throughout the world across expert and consulting services. 

Daniel Kwon, Quantum, Delay & Technical Expert, Americas

Daniel is a Professional Engineer with more than 20 years of construction industry experience. His civil engineering and on-site experience, coupled with both claims and management consultancy experience, provides as a strong basis for his roles as both an expert in quantum, delay and technical disciplines. 

Daniel has acted as an expert witness and expert assistant, providing reports and presentations in support of settlement negotiations, mediation, deposition, arbitration, and trial. He has testified in deposition, mediation and arbitration and has completed various expert witness training programmes with the American Bar Association (ABA) and SEAK. 

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Randy Besich, Quantum and Forensic Accounting & Commercial Damages Expert, Americas 

Randy is a Forensic Accountant and Commercial Damages expert. He has over 14 years of experience in financial, accounting, and economic matters in numerous industries, with specific expertise in the nuclear power industry.   

Randy regularly meets with executive teams of Fortune 500 utilities, and he has also assisted clients in financial reporting, audits, strategic analysis, investigations, and resolution of complex business disputes. His litigation work has focused primarily on commercial litigation and valuation matters, including breaches of contract or fiduciary duty, fraudulent conveyance, and shareholder disputes. Randy has managed the preparation of expert reports and depositions, and trial exhibits, for both state and federal courts, and has assisted his utility clients with regulatory reporting and accounting matters in numerous public utility commission proceedings.  

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Wayne DeFlaminis, Quantum and Delay & Disruption Expert, Americas 

Wayne is a Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years of construction industry experience. He has been appointed as Expert in matters of quantum, delay and disruption on more than 30 occasions.  

Wayne is a recognised construction industry expert and has been cross-examined in litigation and arbitration and has provided expert testimony on topics involving critical path method (CPM) scheduling, delay analysis, cost impacts, construction finance and construction management principles. He has advised and supported a wide variety of disputed project in matters ranging from critical delays and performance to change order cost impacts and disruption and has worked in the Bahamas, Canada, Chile, Qatar, and across the USA. 

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Baoqiang Zheng, Delay Expert, Asia

Baoqiang is a professional consultant with over 20 years of experience in construction dispute avoidance and dispute management. He has been involved in claims for major infrastructure schemes and power plants around the world. 

Baoqiang has acted as named delay expert for two major power plants in Europe and in South East Asia. He has assisted the named expert on several occasions in matters of delay. This has included the production of expert reports in arbitration proceedings regarding complex industrial and infrastructure projects.  

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Andrew Drennan, Quantum Expert, Europe  

Andrew is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 20 years of construction industry experience. He has been appointed as quantum expert on numerous occasions and has a strong reputation for delivering concise, accurate expert witness evidence.  

Andrew provides commercial and contract management support and dispute resolution for major complex projects across a wide range of sectors. He specialises in matters of procurement, valuation of defects, disruption, cost management and post contract quantity surveying, particularly dealing with problematic variations and final accounts. Andrew has worked for leading UK contractors in senior commercial management roles as a quantum and contracts specialist, including 12 years in a consulting role.

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Andrew White, Delay Expert, Europe 

Andrew is a Chartered Construction Manager who is regularly appointed as an Expert and Expert Advisor on delay and construction project management matters in adjudication, arbitration and litigation and recognised by clients for his thoroughly researched, clearly reasoned, “common sense” based analyses underpinned by his extensive construction experience.  

Andrew is often asked to undertake independent assessments and audits of extension of time (EOT) entitlement on a broad spectrum of projects in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Prior to his career in delay analysis, Andrew worked for major contractors for over 20 years in various roles from Site Engineer through to Projects Director. 

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Peter Caillard, Forensic Technical Expert, Europe  

Peter is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 35 years of experience in the construction industry. This includes major highways, railways, structures, and utility projects, as well as transportation planning studies and development projects.   

Peter has undertaken forensic technical investigations into matters of design and construction on large-scale, complex projects on many occasions. He is a credible expert under cross-examination and has given evidence in dispute hearings, planning appeals, and arbitrations, and to a Parliamentary Select Committee. He has been engaged with projects throughout the world including the UK and Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and North America. 

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Bill Haggart, Forensic Technical Expert, Middle East  

Bill is a Chartered Engineer with 30 years of experience in the field of building services engineering. He has acted as technical expert on several occasions, as assistant to the named expert and as part of multi-disciplinary expert teams for disputes across Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.  

Bill has been cross-examined and assisted in arbitrations, provided expert reports and participated in expert meetings for multi-million-dollar dispute projects. He has extensive international experience in the design, specification, monitoring and inspection of electrical systems for buildings across a wide range of sectors and he has a thorough understanding of the interfaces and interdependencies between the different disciplines and systems involved in the design and construction of buildings. 

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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 extensive 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. 

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.    

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

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