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Quantum expert Phil Roberts joins HKA

HKA, a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness and litigation support services, announced that Phil Roberts, a quantum expert, has joined the firm as a Principal in its Asia Pacific business.

Phil is a quantity surveyor with over 30 years of experience in construction, focusing on the infrastructure sector. He specialises in the management of commercial and contractual aspects of a wide variety of projects. This includes managing disputes and claims, preparing expert evidence, commercial management, cost estimating and financial control, contract administration, and procurement of contracts.

Phil has worked as a Quantity Surveyor and Commercial Manager for contractors and property developers, which has given him a detailed understanding of the commercial issues involved in the delivery of construction and civil engineering assets. He provides practical advice to all parties engaged in the development, construction and ownership of projects.

Phil has acted as the lead expert on numerous matters and has testified in formal proceedings in Australia. He has also acted as a supporting expert in matters in the Asia Pacific region.

“We’re very excited to have Phil on board to further build on our quantum capabilities. He has extensive experience in disputes, particularly expert services and will be a significant asset to the expanding HKA team.”

Shamila Neelakandan, Head of Construction Claims and Expert Services, Asia Pacific

Commenting on his new role, Phil said, “I’m delighted to join HKA, one of the world’s leading expert and advisory firms. There is a lot of potential in the Asia Pacific region and I look forward to working with colleagues and clients across borders. I’m passionate about business growth and staff development, so it’s great to be working with a group of talented and like-minded professionals.”

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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