Who’s Who Legal has recognised nine partners from Blackrock Expert Services Group as leading expert witnesses in international arbitration. Philip Haberman and Frank Ilett continue to be recognised as Global Elite Thought Leaders in the EMEA region. Ranked number one, Philip is “incredibly impressive, particularly at testifying” and Frank is noted for his deep expertise handling complex damages assessments in contentious proceedings.
David Barry, chairman and founder of Blackrock Expert Services, is acknowledged for having “more than three decades’ experience in the construction, infrastructure and transport sectors” and is commended as “a world-class testifying witness on construction delay disputes”.
Rob Palles-Clark is recognised as an “exceptionally experienced expert in the engineering and construction sectors” and is considered “in demand as an independent and testifying witness”.
Liz Perks is “rated very highly” and praised for her extensive experience in arbitration as an expert witness on quantum, accounting irregularity and valuation matters.
Valery Knyazev is described as being “particularly strong in matters relating to Russia/CIS disputes” and regarded as “a very knowledgeable expert”.
Vikki Wall excels in quantum, lost profits claims and valuations and is described as “very impressive” and Bruno Augustin is commended for his adept handling of financial analysis, competition issues and quantum of damages in international arbitration proceedings.
WWL describe Debbie Revill as “extremely knowledgeable” noting she “communicates very well in tribunals”.