2 December 2015

This is the first in our series of ‘Spotlight on…’ articles, each of which profiles a senior member of our team.

Bruno AugustinBruno Augustin, Partner

Having been a forensic accountant for more than 17 years, Bruno has advised clients on the quantification of losses and analysis of financial evidence in a huge variety of commercial disputes.

As a Partner at Haberman Ilett, Bruno enjoys the novelty of every case. He has been appointed as an independent expert accounting witness on a number of occasions and been involved in disputes in forums including the UK High Court, UNCITRAL and the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal.

Bruno has a Master’s degree in Law and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Amongst more than 60 cases that Bruno has been involved in, he has led a team of forensic accountants in reviewing claims for consequential losses suffered by the customers of a high street bank and advised a sportswear company defending a claim for damages in arbitration. Bruno has also defended actions for damages in professional negligence claims, advised clients on transaction disputes in the US and Middle East and drafted expert reports in UNCITRAL arbitration hearings and before tribunals.

Bruno finds the area of damages quantification in competition litigation particularly interesting and is a regular contributor on the subject in competition law publications in the UK. Bruno has been involved in several competition cases, including an appeal from a manufacturer against an OFT penalty for alleged price fixing. Bruno’s work involved detailed analysis of price trends and a re-calculation of the penalty. Bruno also helped to draft an expert report that was submitted to the Competition Appeal Tribunal on behalf of a company defending a claim for damages for abusing its dominant position. The Tribunal agreed in his client’s favour.

To find out more about Bruno, please visit his biography.