13 May 2019

Haberman Ilett is proud to have been ranked third in the GAR 100 Expert Witness Firms’ Power Index for the second year in a row.

The ranking reinforces our position as one of the leading firms providing expert witness services in international arbitration, with the average value of claims that we dealt with in the period being the highest of the 20 expert witness firms included in GAR’s Power Index at just over USD 3.3 billion.

We offer the expertise and excellence that clients expect to find only in a Big Four accounting firm, combined with the agility and culture of a boutique firm.  Our partners are named in Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2019 and Who’s Who Legal Consulting Experts 2018.  We work in small, consistent teams to assist our clients and their legal representatives in a time and cost effective way.  This combination of expertise and efficiency allows us to excel, something that is recognised by GAR who note that everything we do “…seems to be of huge potential value”.

We have extensive experience of working on disputes across a range of industries and regions, and our partners are able to offer their expertise in specific sectors.  The article recognises that we are “…much sought after for [our] expertise in oil and gas markets…”, an industry in which our newest partner, Debbie Revill, specialises.  In addition, Valery Knyazev is known for his expertise in the CIS region and other emerging markets, Liz Perks has extensive experience in transaction disputes, Bruno Augustin has a particular interest in competition and anti-trust matters, and Vikki Wall has a specialism in investor state disputes.

Our recent merger with Blackrock Expert Services Group will enhance our ability to assist clients, allowing clients to benefit from the Group’s extensive construction and technology expertise.  The Group was a new entrant this year into the top ten of the GAR 100 Expert Witness Firms’ Power Index.  The Group was also awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2017, and its founder, David Barry, was awarded Who’s Who Legal Construction Expert of the Year 2018.

We are delighted that our firm has been recognised in this way.  We believe that it reflects our established position in the industry and is a testament to both the quality of the services that we provide and the commitment of our people.

GAR subscribers can read the full article here.

Frank Ilett, Managing Partner