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Erik Arnold

Partner, Deal Advisory | Valuations & Dispute Advisory Services

KPMG in Canada

Erik is a Partner in KPMG’s Deal Advisory practice specializing in business valuations, shareholder disputes, tax disputes, intellectual property disputes, damages quantification and litigation support.

Erik regularly prepares expert reports and provides expert witness testimony in complex litigation matters involving the valuation of business interests and intangible assets, damages quantification, lost profits, tax disputes, shareholder disputes, estate disputes, shareholder oppression, patent infringement, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business interruption, negligence, fraud, misrepresentation, class actions, and family law. Erik has qualified as an expert and testified multiple times on valuation, damages, and accounting issues in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. 

Importantly, Erik’s practice is not focused exclusively on litigation. He has extensive "real world" experience providing valuation opinions and strategic advice to shareholders, boards and executives for purposes of shareholder agreements, corporate governance, sell-side and buy-side M&A, debt/equity financings, fairness opinions, tax, estate planning, succession planning, corporate reorganizations, stock option plans, transfer pricing, and financial reporting.

He is a contributing author to several research papers, books and articles on various topics related to business valuation and expert witness testimony for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators, Ontario Bar Association, and the Global Damages Review.

Erik Arnold

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Queen's University

Accreditation

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA)

  • Chartered Business Valuator (CBV)

  • Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder (CFA)

Community Involvement

  • Author, The Recent Evolution of Expert Evidence in Selected Common Law Jurisdictions Around the World, A Commissioned Study for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators

  • Author, Rules Governing Expert Evidence on Damages, The Global Damages Review (First Edition)

  • Member, 2020 Congress Organizing Committee, CBV Institute

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