For our Russian clients we have created a new web page in Russian with details of some of the many expert witness reports and cross examination cases. These have included cases heard at arbitrations or courts in the UK and Cyprus for Russian companies and individuals.
We are a nimble and conflict free boutique firm of highly experienced forensic accountants. Our team can conduct assignments in any of nine European languages.
Assisting lawyers: preparing expert witnesses to give concurrent expert evidence
I have prepared a checklist for lawyers to consider when instructing experts to give concurrent expert evidence (commonly called “hot tubbing”) in court or at an arbitration. This guidance is based on my experience of giving concurrent expert evidence in arbitrations and in court.
• Always remember – the expert witness’s overriding duty is to assist the court/tribunal with their expertise.
• Draft the expert report in the knowledge that the judge/arbitrator may invite the expert with the apparently superior knowledge or more controversial position to take the lead in presenting the expert evidence.
Valuation of Commercial Agencies for Regulation 17
In this blog I explore the challenges when valuing the termination of agency for compensation using a recent reported case to illustrates these difficulties. Compensation is payable by a principal to a commercial agent by Regulation 17 (2) of the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (“the Regulations”).
The Regulations define a commercial agent as a “self employed intermediary who has continuing authority to negotiate the sale or purchase of goods on behalf of their principal or to negotiate and conclude such transactions on behalf of and in the name of that principal”.
In this blog I use the Software Incubator case, for which I wrote expert reports and provided oral evidence in court, to illustrates some of the difficulties in estimating the profitability of the agency before assessing the compensation due. Read More
I am pleased to announce that Bloomsbury Professional has just published the fifth edition of Commercial Agency Agreements: Law and Practice. I wrote the chapter on the valuation of commercial agents compensation for this edition as well as for the earlier third and fourth editions.
The book examines the standard commercial agency agreement
where an agent is self-employed and paid a commission on sales he or she
generates for the principal as it is those agents that fall within the UK Regulations.
New cases since the last edition four years ago
As expected, the fifth edition has been updated to include
several new cases since the previous edition over four years ago.
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Audit and Risk Committee
I am pleased to announce my appointment to CIArb’s Audit and Risk Committee, the world’s leading qualifications and professional body for dispute avoidance and dispute management.
This appointment to this Committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators builds on my long involvement in dispute resolution as an expert witness, as well as recognising my expertise in corporate governance, auditing and financial reporting.
To learn more about the team and our expertise of dispute resolution and as expert witnesses click here.
Global 100 Award – 2019 – Charles Lazarevic – Vero Consulting
In December Charles was Awarded Fraud Accountancy Expert Witness of the Year 2019 by KMH Media, publishers of M&A Today. This annual Award aims to provides their readership with an understanding of those individuals that are truly leaders within their chosen areas of specialisation.
Each individual recognised must receive no less than 21% in votes from the global readership, currently in excess of 293,000 in 163 countries.
After the voting process, which follows a very strict format of self-submission and third-party nomination, firms are shortlisted and selected as winners as follows: