Discounting: Risk, Cash Flow, and Discount Rate

New York

May 3, 2023

New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) 2023 Series: “Working with a Damages/Quantum Expert”

Counsel and quantum experts discussed critical aspects of the discount rate estimation when calculating damages using the discounted cash flow (DCF) approach. Panelists provided:

  • foundations and intuition around concepts of risk
  • theoretical frameworks to estimate the discount rate and its components
  • practical examples and an overview of awards and court decisions in which tribunals have accepted the DCF method and ruled on different components of the discount rate, including issues relating to country risk


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