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BDO is the world's fifth largest accountancy network, with 60,000 staff across 1,350 offices in over 150 countries. Our forensic accounting practices in London, New York, Washington, Paris and Dubai specialise in providing expert accountancy evidence in commercial and investment arbitrations in all industries and jurisdictions.

Our forensic accounting team has its roots in expert witness work for courts in the UK and the US, together with cross-border fraud and corruption investigations in many different jurisdictions.

Over the last five years in particular, a number of our professionals have increasingly specialised in international arbitration work, particularly led by our London office.

More recently, we have been instructed by a number of states, including Egypt, Spain, Greece and the Kyrgyz Republic, and investors in investment arbitration cases.

Our team of experts have appeared in many UK and international courts including the High Court, County Courts, Crown Court and in international arbitrations including International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Chamber of International Arbitration (LCIA), UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NIA), Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Our expert witnesses understand the legal process and how to effectively translate accounting issues for the court. We share common standards with our legal partners towards client satisfaction, providing support internationally.