In high-stakes investment and commercial international arbitrations, The Brattle Group provides clients with expert consulting services and testimony on complex economic and financial issues.
Our experts have testified in disputes in all of the major international arbitration forums and have covered a wide range of topics, including breaches of contract; shareholder, M&A, and joint venture disputes; pricing disputes; and cases related to intellectual property. We work on behalf of both investors and states as well as commercial claimants and respondents. Our work has involved assets in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. Over the past three years, we have provided oral testimony in arbitrations with an aggregate claim value over $20 billion.
This breadth of expertise positions us to provide valuable insights throughout all phases of disputes, transparently explain the economic consequences of different legal positions, and help ensure that strategies have solid economic and financial foundations. Our teams seamlessly support our clients regardless of the governing law of the dispute, the language of the arbitration, or the applicable arbitration rules.
In addition to decades of experience consulting on high-profile disputes, many of our experts also teach at leading academic institutions and frequently publish on evolving subject matters. This enables us to speak authoritatively on valuation, damage estimations, and economic analyses. Our team adeptly balances our case experience with the most up-to-date academic ideas.
We take a thoughtful, tailored approach to each client and engagement. We work with our clients to understand their needs and to develop the economic and quantum aspects of each case. Where appropriate, we also contribute to constructive conversations in the early stages of building a case in order to ensure that our clients’ positions withstand scrutiny later in the process.
We take extraordinary measures to ensure that our experts, analyses, and opinions will stand firm. We subject our opinions to internal peer review and audit our reports and numerical calculations to identify and eliminate errors and inaccuracies prior to submission. This process elevates the integrity and quality of our client deliverables, and ensures that our work is reliable and robust.
Our teams design reports and oral testimony for a lay audience and succinctly communicate sophisticated reasoning. We frame our written analyses and testimony in straightforward and compelling narratives that are easy to follow, using minimal technical jargon.
Building the right team of experts is critical to resolving a dispute favorably. Brattle experts hail from a variety of backgrounds, which allows them to speak authoritatively on best practices and preeminent techniques in finance, economics, accounting, and statistics. Our experts are regularly recognized as leading experts by top industry publications, including Who’s Who Legal and Global Arbitration Review.
Mr. Caldwell is a Principal in the London office of The Brattle Group and has been with the firm for just over 20 years. Richard is an economics and financial expert, with experience valuing businesses and financial instruments across a range of industries, from electricity to banking to telecoms, and in a range of settings. He routinely provides economic and financial advice concerning corporate finance and valuation, the pricing of securities and derivatives, and assessments of regulatory issues.