Court- or tribunal-appointed expert

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Court- or tribunal-appointed expert

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When it comes to using any specialised knowledge, civil law litigation relies on services of individual court-appointed experts who are perceived as being truly independent from the parties to a dispute. In response to the weaknesses of the Polish court expert system (low entry-requirements and low regulated fees resulting in inferior quality of expert opinions), business practice has introduced private opinions (i.e. expert reports delivered by party-appointed-experts) which are expected to provide additional support to judges and court-appointed experts in specialised matters.

No similar situation exists in arbitration, where a tribunal-appointed expert is always chosen at the initiative of and by the agreement between the parties to the dispute. Nevertheless, even if a tribunal-appointed expert is engaged, the parties are free to utilise their own experts as well.

We assist courts or tribunals in assessing a wide range of financial aspects of disputes, such as quantification of damages or accounting or economics for the purpose of determining and clarifying factual circumstances relevant to the case. We provide a coherent, well-founded and comprehensible expertise in a form of an expert report, which facilitates the understanding of complex financial issues by non-financial professionals such as judges or arbitrators. Our in-depth understanding of valuation, corporate finance and accounting together with a long-standing practice as court and tribunal experts, make our expert reports straightforward and of critical importance to the case.

Our role: Tribunal-appointed expert

Type of proceedings: Arbitration

Type of dispute: Shareholder disagreements

Industry: Health & Leisure

Our services: Prepared an expert report on the value a company providing non-wage benefits services for the purpose of an estimation of alleged loss suffered as a result of a forced repurchase of shares.

Our role: Tribunal-appointed expert

Type of proceedings: Arbitration

Type of dispute: Shareholder disagreements, Non-performing contracts

Industry: Construction & Infrastructure

Our services: Assistance to Beirut-based tribunal in an international arbitration administered under the rules of arbitration of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce between two Lebanese construction groups over the operations of their joint venture established to construct several luxurious apartment blocks in a high-profile district of Doha, Qatar. Preparation of an expert report on accounting for the results of the operations of the JV and provision of oral testimony during a hearing in Beirut.

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