1 April 2015
Haberman Ilett LLP, the leading accountancy practice specialising in dispute services, today announces the appointment of two new partners, Liz Perks and Bruno Augustin.
Liz Perks, our first female partner, has built up a wide experience in UK litigation, international arbitration, and expert determination. Her current and recent cases include acting as accounting expert in a breach of warranty claim subject to both international arbitration and English litigation, a BIT claim where the damages sought exceed £1 billion, a completion accounts dispute with more than £100 million at stake between the parties, and an intellectual property case over damages resulting from a cross-undertaking. Liz qualified with a small firm in the music and media sector, and gained 12 years’ experience at a big-4 firm, before joining Haberman Ilett at its launch.
Bruno Augustin, dual-qualified as an accountant and solicitor, has an equally broad experience in UK and international cases, with a specialisation in competition and anti-trust matters. Bruno’s cases include damages quantification resulting from cartels or an abuse of dominance, and matters arising out of domestic and EU competition investigations. He contributed to the chapter on damages quantification in the Brick Court Chambers publication Competition Litigation. Bruno qualified with a small accountancy firm, then re-qualified as a solicitor before specialising in forensic accounting, and built up 17 years’ experience at a big-4 firm before joining Haberman Ilett.
Together they bring the partnership to five, supported by an experienced team of forensic accountants. “We are delighted to welcome Liz and Bruno to the partnership” said Philip Haberman. “They have both already made a great contribution to our growing firm, and are excellent experts in their own right.”
“This marks the next stage in our growth” added Frank Ilett. “We have plans to continue building the firm and delivering value to our clients and their legal advisers, whilst giving scope to all our team to develop successful and fulfilling careers with us.”