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Dispute Advisory Services

Dispute Advisory Services

In commercial disputes, we know the stakes are often high.

In commercial disputes, we know the stakes are often high.

We can help you minimise your reputational risk as well as reduce time, costs and conflicts.

KPMG’s Forensic team offers accounting advice and expert witness services to assist in the resolution of disputes. Experienced professionals within our team are frequently instructed in litigation, arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including the following:

  • Breach of contract 
  • Transaction and completion account disputes 
  • Shareholder disputes 
  • Insurance claims 
  • Product recall 
  • Contentious valuations 
  • Matrimonial cases 
  • Purchase orders
  • Expert witness 
  • Litigation support 
  • Professional negligence. 

Recent case study

Our client was a dominant player in the telecoms industry. A customer alleged that our client was discriminating against it, by charging it a higher price than it charged its competitors. The customer made a claim for loss of profits of approximately €20 million. Our client admitted that a systematic error caused this to happen but disputed the extent of the loss claimed.

KPMG’s Forensic practice was engaged to assess the quantum of the loss, initially for negotiation purposes, and then to prepare an expert witness report. We prepared an initial report using our client’s traffic data and then a detailed discovery request in respect of the customer’s financial information and traffic data.

Our forensic team prepared an expert witness report and our quantum of loss was five percent of the claim made by the customer. We assisted with the negotiation of meetings, including the building of a model that allowed us to change assumptions and measure impact on quantum of claim. The case was settled to our client’s satisfaction without the involvement of the courts.

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