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HKA CONTINUES GROWTH OF FORENSIC ACCOUNTING AND COMMERCIAL DAMAGES PRACTICE WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF GLOBAL ELITE THOUGHT LEADER, ROULA HARFOUCHE
- Jan 6, 2021
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HKA, the global leading consultancy for multi-disciplinary expert and specialist services in risk mitigation and dispute resolution within the capital projects and infrastructure sector, today announced that Roula Harfouche has joined the firm as Partner, based in London.
With this hire, the firm continues to expand its forensic accounting and commercial damages (FACD) practice worldwide, which now includes over 50 FACD Experts and Consultants.
Roula will join globally recognised WWL thought leaders and subject-matter experts, Colin Johnson and David Saunders in HKA’s London office, and will play a critical role in the further development and growth of the firm’s FACD service offering across a wide variety of industries, jurisdictions and forums.
Toby Hunt, Head of Europe & Chief Business Development Officer, said: “I am delighted to welcome Roula to HKA. Her considerable experience and reputation as an industry-leading Expert will add substantial value to our existing FACD service offering in Europe.”
“Working with other multi-disciplinary Experts in Europe and around the world, Roula will help to grow HKA’s FACD practice as we continue to provide clients with a service offering that is constantly evolving in response to their needs”, added Toby.
Recognised as a WWL global elite thought leader in Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2021 and Quantum of Damages 2021, Roula is acknowledged by her peers and clients as ‘excellent, smart, professional, very thorough in her work and very business oriented at the same time’, ‘has extensive experience in conducting valuations and acting as an expert witness’ and ‘has a great reputation in the market’.
Roula specialises in contentious valuations and the assessment of quantum issues in high-value international arbitration and litigation cases. She has a broad range of experience in the analysis of complex damages in matters involving breaches of contract, investment treaty claims, transaction-related disputes and intellectual property infringements.
Roula has been actively involved in over 50 contentious cases, and has worked on matters in LCIA, ICC, SCC, HKIAC, PCA, Cairo Regional Center For International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), SCIA, and ICSID arbitration forums and under the UNCITRAL rules, before the UK High Court, the UK Family Division, and Patents Court, the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC), as well as in mediation. She has been appointed as an expert on numerous occasions across various industries including telecoms, retail and distribution, pharmaceutical and healthcare, chemicals, industrial and manufacturing, energy, utilities and oil & gas, mining, property, construction, media, transport, and financial services.
Roula has testified in English and in French and has also acted as an independent expert appointed under a shareholders’ agreement or joint venture agreement to determine the value of shares or joint venture interests.
Commenting on her move, Roula said: “I am excited to join a forward-thinking, professional and industry-leading firm of experts, consultants and advisors that has developed a reputation for excellence. Working closely with the FACD Expert teams in Europe and worldwide, I look forward to further building on HKA’s already established FACD practice.”
Roula is a member of the Society of Share and Business Valuers and of the Valuation and Forensic Special Interest Groups of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW). She holds a graduate diploma in business studies from the London School of Economics (LSE) and from French business school (EDHEC), and an MSc in Management (distinction) from the LSE. Roula speaks English, French, and Arabic.
Prior to joining HKA, Roula was a Partner at Accuracy and before that she worked at FTI Consulting and Ernst & Young. Roula was also formerly a member of the forensic accounting group at Clifford Chance, an equity analyst at Morgan Stanley, and a member of the economic and financial consulting division of Arthur Andersen.
HKA is the world’s leading consultancy of choice for multi-disciplinary expert and specialist services in risk mitigation and dispute resolution within the capital projects and infrastructure sector. We also have particular experience advising clients on the economic impact of commercial and investment treaty disputes and in forensic accounting matters. In addition, HKA supports companies that conduct business with the US Federal Government, providing them with consulting services on complex government contracting matters.
As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisors, we deliver solutions amid uncertainty, dispute and overrun, and provide the insights that make the best possible outcomes a reality for public and private sector clients worldwide. HKA has in excess of 1,000 consultants, experts and advisors in more than 40 offices across 17 countries.
HKA recently won WWL Construction Expert Witness Firm of the Year for the second time in three years and, earlier this year, topped the list of WWL Construction Expert Witnesses for the fourth consecutive year.
For more information about HKA, visit www.hka.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter (@HKAGlobal) and Facebook.
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