Jonathan Ellis, a Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders Global Elite, joins HKA

HKA, a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness and litigation support services, announced today that Jonathan Ellis, a valuation and damages expert, has joined the firm as a Partner in its Asia Pacific business.

Jonathan specialises in the quantification of damages and valuations, particularly in dispute contexts, for litigation, arbitration and expert determination purposes. He has experience working on both litigation and arbitration matters, including engagements before the UK and Singapore High Courts as well as in ad hoc, SIAC, LCIA, ICC, HKIAC, UNCITRAL and ICSID arbitration forums. Jonathan has provided oral testimony on a number of occasions, in both court and arbitration, and has been engaged as a tribunal-appointed expert.

Jonathan has provided advice and support in the energy, power, pharmaceutical, mining and manufacturing sectors across disputes, M&A transactions, corporate restructuring, financial reporting and expert determination. He’s provided consulting advice to two utility suppliers in the Middle East, in respect of both water and power. Additionally, he conducted independent accounting investigations and reviews.

Jonathan is a Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders Global Elite Arbitration Expert Witnesses in 2023 and a Global Leader Consulting Experts – Financial Advisory and Valuation – Quantum of Damages 2022. He’s also a National Leader for Southeast Asia – Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2022.

“I’m thrilled to have someone of Jonathan’s calibre join the business. As a renowned testifying expert, his presence will bring additional firepower to our Asia Pacific practice and benefit our clients globally.”

Jonathan Humphrey, Head of Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages, Asia Pacific

Jonathan commented on his move: “It’s a pleasure to join a firm with such excellent multi-disciplinary depth across Asia Pacific and globally. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to assist in growing the Asia Pacific business at this exciting time.”

About HKA

HKA is a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation and dispute resolution, using our multi-disciplinary expertise to provide a comprehensive set of specialist services:

  • Expert, Claims and Advisory services for the capital projects and infrastructure sector
  • Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages services for all types of contracts, including commercial and investment treaty disputes
  • Consulting services to support companies working on US Federal Government contracts.

Headquartered in the UK, HKA brings a proud record of excellent service and high achievement to bear on today’s challenges. As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisers, we help clients manage disputes, risk and uncertainty on complex contracts and challenging projects.

We work with government agencies, local authorities, contractors, legal firms, and other professional service providers, as well as owners and operators, financial institutions and insurers. Clients have access to leaders and problem-solvers who decode complexity through collaborative working and innovative thinking, making the best possible outcomes a reality for our clients, every time.

As well as more than 500 expert witnesses, HKA now has in excess of 500 advisors and consultants – across 40+ offices in 18 countries – with the skills and experience that are essential to get to the heart of even the most complex issues. Our people have vast first-hand experience spanning all major industries and the world’s most complex megaprojects, as well as an international track record of achieving successful outcomes.

HKA’s global portfolio includes some of the world’s largest and most prestigious commissions across a wide range of industries including buildings, industrial and manufacturing, power and utilities, resources, transportation infrastructure, technology, financial services, government contracts and non-profit.


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