|5.30 – 5.45pm
Opening Remarks by ChairpersonMr. Ramesh Bharani Nagaratnam – Managing Director; RBN Chambers LLC
|5.45 – 7.00pm
Accounting for Disputes: Getting the Most Out of Financial Statements in An ArbitrationMr. James Nicholson – Head of Economic and Financial Consulting – Asia, FTI Consulting
Mr. Oliver Watts – Managing Director, FTI Consulting
|7.00 – 7.15pm
About the Speakers:
Mr. James Nicholson has 25+ years’ experience as a consultant on matters of finance, strategy, and economics. Since 2005, his work has primarily involved issues of the identification and valuation of lost profits, and the valuation of businesses, financial assets including shareholdings, and other assets, and of wasted costs. He has testified 35+ times before commercial and investment treaty tribunals and the Singapore High Court. James is President of the Standing Committee of the ICC’s International Centre for ADR, which advises the Centre in the application of the ICC’s Expert Rules.
Since 2015, James has been identified by Who’s Who Legal as one of the five-ten ‘Most Highly Regarded Individuals’ and ‘Global Elite Thought Leaders’ in Europe in its listings of the leading expert witnesses active in international arbitration.
Within FTI, James leads our 50-strong economic and financial consulting team in Asia from his base in Singapore, and co-ordinates the firm’s International Arbitration practice globally.
Mr. Oliver Watts is a Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Economic and Financial Consulting practice. He has been based in Singapore since 2012, save for a secondment to Washington DC between May 2017 and February 2019. His work focusses on financial analysis and business valuations in a variety of contexts; including post-acquisition disputes, shareholder disputes, patent infringements and contractual breaches. He has been appointed as an expert on matters before the Singapore High Court and the Hong Kong High Court and testified before the Singapore High Court.
Oliver is a chartered accountant and member of the ICAEW and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Oliver graduated from the University of Cambridge, where he received a first-class honours degree in Economics.
About the Chairperson:
|Mr. Ramesh Bharani was called to the Singapore Bar in May 2006 and has been in practice for the last 14 years. He has appeared at all levels of the Courts in Singapore. His current areas of practice are arbitration, litigation and other alternatives to dispute resolution. Ramesh’s areas of focus are disputes involving commercial contracts, banking, securities, financial and investment products.
Prior to reading law at the University of Liverpool, Ramesh obtained his Accountancy and Finance degree with a double majors in Accounting and Finance from the University of Western Australia. Following which, he was an auditor in a renowned local accounting firm where he gained a wealth of experience in auditing, forensics and investigatory work. Ramesh has represented commercial entities and individuals in complex and high-stake arbitrations. He has appeared in arbitrations administered by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, American Arbitration Association and London Court of International of Arbitration. Ramesh is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE: 25th July 2020
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