Establish the facts. Analyse the issues. Develop a dispute resolution approach. It sounds simple, but this can be time-consuming and costly to tackle on your own.
It’s important to have a reliable, knowledgeable and capable team whether you’re preparing for or responding to a dispute or crisis.
We investigate the issues relating to claims and provide robust financial, economic and market analysis and objective expert evidence. We work with our clients to manage risk, save money and protect their value.
We work on disputes of all sizes, ranging from thousands to billions of Euros in dispute. We apply a consistent forensic approach and tailor our services to each particular case.
Disputes and litigation are a part of modern life. Most businesses will face a dispute situation from time to time. It may be with a supplier, a customer, an employee or a regulator. In today's environment, these disputes often involve complex financial, economic and business issues.
What were the consequential losses suffered by you as a result of the actions of a third party?
Whether in litigation or another dispute resolution process, you and your legal team will require rapid data mining, modelling and analysis to make case critical decisions.
Our forensic specialists have dealt with complex quantum issues on many litigation matters. They can bring this wealth of knowledge to formulating quantum estimates unique to your case. We draw on our in-depth sectoral expertise to provide strategic advice, independent analysis and objective expert evidence.
It is not uncommon for business transactions, such as mergers or acquisitions, to end with a dispute between the parties.They can disagree on the application of the purchase agreement, for example in relation to price adjustments, earn outs or locked-box mechanisms.
In some cases, transaction disputes are exploited by one of the parties to the deal. In others, disputes are a natural extension of the price negotiation.
What is the value lost to the claimant as a result of an alleged wrongful termination of a contract? This may be an employment contract, or a contract for services.
What were the stock losses, reconstruction costs or consequential losses as a result of an incident that interrupted your operations? The financial analysis supporting your claim needs to be robust and credible. Early and targeted action is key in ensuring losses are recovered, damage mitigated and reputation preserved.
Capital projects are inherently risky. Disputes can arise as a result of delays, cost overruns or variations. Should a project go astray, it can become a huge management distraction and lead to disputes that can last for years and result in large unanticipated costs.
A forensic accountant can help in establishing causal links between technical issues and their impact on project timelines and costs in the event of a dispute or claim. We can provide expert witness services to assist with a schedule or quantum issue, and negotiate and act as independent experts in mediation, arbitration and litigation.
We help companies and their legal counsel to prepare calculations, analyses and strategies to resolve complex commercial disputes. We support them in presenting their financial and commercial position effectively.
We provide robust, unbiased, independent and professional opinions and testimony. We bring together the right forensic competencies, international experience, deep sector insights and advanced technology support. We can also advise on matters in complex commercial litigation, international arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution forums.
Our services include:
Our specialist team has extensive experience of advising either party in a transaction and can act as an independent expert to determine matters in dispute. We work on national and international disputes of all shapes and sizes, applying forensic rigour and analysis to everything we do. We assist clients with:
We assist in managing claims and quantifying losses, both for clients or their loss assessors in bringing claims, and for insurance companies and other entities responding to and defending claims.
We help our clients to quantify the value of losses by drawing upon our specialised insurance and industry capabilities, as well as our experience of personal injury, property, business interruption and professional liability claims. We provide analytical support through every step of the claims process:
Disputes can and do arise between regulators and regulated entities. Regulatory changes or amendments may give rise to areas of judgment or interpretation for regulated entities, particularly in relation to accounting treatments and calculations. The consequences of such actions can often be unintentional and give rise to areas of dispute between the parties.
Regulatory compliance plays a more critical role in business strategy than ever before. Activities directly related to government contact or regulations can trigger costly investigations, allegations, fines, sanctions and reputational damage. We can help you address evolving regulatory issues so that you can protect your business, strategy, reputation and value.