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BRG Strengthens EMEA Commercial Disputes Practice with Senior Hire

November 7, 2016
BRG press release

BRG has appointed commercial disputes expert Heiko Ziehms as a Managing Director in its Economics & Damages practice, based in the United Kingdom and Germany. He joins a group of BRG experts focused on damages quantification in litigation and international arbitration. His specific expertise in disputes relating to M&A, joint ventures and infrastructure and in transaction advisory services brings particular strength to the firm’s commercial disputes and corporate finance offering in the EMEA region.

Before joining BRG, Mr Ziehms was a partner at a professional services firm, based between Germany and the UK. He has worked on matters in ICC, DIS, LCIA, ICSID and SIAC arbitration forums and on some of the most complex corporate disputes in Europe with values up to several billion euros. His experience in transaction advisory services includes BT’s recent acquisition of EE for £12.5 billion.

Mr Ziehms is a certified fraud examiner, is listed in Who’s Who Legal amongst the most recognised expert witnesses in international arbitration in Germany and is among the world’s leading forensic and litigation consultants. He has published numerous articles on financial aspects of commercial disputes, forensic accounting and valuation matters. 

David Saunders, joint head of BRG’s London office and Managing Director in the Economics & Damages practice, said: “Heiko’s experience in international arbitration generally, and in his specialist area of transaction-related disputes, is extremely impressive and we are delighted to welcome him to our team. Heiko will continue to work with clients in Germany and the UK and across the rest of the world as we see increasing demand for true expert insight in complex cases which include rising instances of cyber-security-related M&A disputes and the rise in fraud-related issues, among other matters”.

Heiko’s appointment is the latest in a series of senior hires for BRG in London, including new Managing Directors Brian Stapleton, Sarah Keeling and Ben Johnson who joined the firm’s Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence practice earlier this year; and Mark Williams who joined BRG this month as a Managing Director focused on economic regulation and leader of its EMEA Telecommunications, Media and Technology practice.

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