Mustafa Hadi leads BRG’s Disputes and International Arbitration practice in Asia–Pacific (APAC) and is co-leader of BRG’s APAC region.
He specialises in addressing issues of valuation, damages, and accounting in complex commercial and investment treaty disputes, including M&A, private equity, joint venture, shareholder, breach of contract, financial services, and intellectual property disputes.
Mr. Hadi has been instructed as an expert in international arbitration and in court, and is experienced in oral testimony. His experience spans matters involving the ICC, UNCITRAL, HKIAC, DIAC, and CIETAC, and in the courts of the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ireland, the Cayman Islands, the BVI, Bermuda, and the Bahamas.
Mr. Hadi has been featured in numerous Who’s Who Legal guides to the leading experts in international arbitration, economic consulting (quantum of damages) and forensic accounting, which describe him as: combining “exceptional technical proficiency in valuation and damages matters with an engaging and credible presence in oral testimony”, “outstandingly smart” and “very strong at presenting his opinions.” In its 2019 arbitration expert witness guide, Who’s Who Legal recognised him as a Global Elite Thought Leader, and ranked him first amongst the most recommended experts in the Asia-Pacific region.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Hadi worked as a strategy consultant, advising private equity funds, financial institutions, and corporate clients on commercial due diligence, market entry, and corporate strategy. Alongside his dispute work, he also provides valuation advice for strategic, restructuring, and tax purposes and advises on economic and financial issues in regulatory matters.
Mr. Hadi regularly presents to law firms on damages and valuation issues, and facilitates advocacy workshops on the cross-examination of expert witnesses. He has also been a guest lecturer on the LLM in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution course at the University of Hong Kong.
Mr. Hadi is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of the Academy of Experts. He holds an MA in physics from Cambridge University.
FTI Consulting, London and Hong Kong
2011 – 2015
Senior managing consultant
2008 – 2011
2001 – 2008
Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales
Academy of Experts
Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
Finance & Administration Committee Member
Areas of Expertise
MA, Physics, 2001
Who’s Who Legal: Global Leader
- Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2020
- Financial Advisory and Valuation – Quantum of Damages Experts 2019
- Experts – Forensic Accountants 2019
“Mustafa Hadi is ‘an extremely thorough and invaluable expert who is very active in the market,’ state commentators. He is highly experienced at providing valuation, damages and accounting testimony in commercial and investment treaty disputes.”