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HKA expands its Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages Practice in Spain with the appointment of Juan Francisco Nasser
  • Mar 12, 2024
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HKA, a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support services, has appointed Juan Francisco Nasser to its Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages (FACD) practice based in Madrid, Spain.


Juan Francisco joins the practice as Partner as HKA continues to expand its presence in continental Europe. With over 20 years of experience, Juan Francisco specialises in evaluating commercial damages, conducting valuation analyses, and providing litigation support and expert testimony on a wide range of matters.


Having worked across a wide range of sectors and geographies, including both North and South America, and Asia, Juan Francisco is highly experienced in assisting clients in corporate transactions, commercial disputes, and investigations. He regularly acts as a quantum and contentious valuations expert in commercial disputes and has given expert testimony over 60 times, both in arbitration and judicial proceedings.


Amanda Clack, Partner, Regional Chief Executive Officer, EMEA, commented on the announcement:


“We are delighted that Juan Francisco has joined our team of talented experts. His well-rounded international experience and involvement in all manner of forensic accounting assignments will strengthen HKA’s growth strategy in the FACD market across EMEA and give us a stronger presence in Spain and the Spanish-speaking markets.”


Juan Francisco arrives from Grant Thornton, where he led the litigation and dispute advisory services line in Spain. Before joining Grant Thornton, Juan Francisco participated in several cross-border transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, and the establishment of joint ventures as part of Indra’s M&A team. Juan Franciso will join Michael Laming, Director and forensic accounting expert, who is already based in Madrid.


Juan Francisco commented:


“I am excited to be joining HKA and be a part of the growing FACD team in EMEA. I look forward to working with my colleagues to develop further our service offering in commercial damages calculation, investigations, and other regulatory matters, particularly in Spain and Latin America and for Spanish-speaking clients generally.


“Madrid is rapidly developing as an important and increasingly sophisticated seat of international arbitration for Iberian and Latin American disputes. These disputes require experts who are both highly specialist with global networks, but also have a developed understanding of the Spanish market. HKA is uniquely positioned in the market to provide just this, and our expanded on-the-ground presence in Spain will be so valuable to our clients.


“Spain is a gateway to Latin America and an international centre of expertise when it comes to large construction projects. It is home to some of the largest contractors operating globally, particularly in the areas of renewable and conventional energy, as well as transport infrastructure. I am excited and honoured to be working with Michael Laming to take this forward.”


HKA is a leading provider of forensic and economic consulting and investigations services in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Thirty-three of the 161-strong global forensic accounting and commercial damages team are based throughout the region, giving clients access to world-leading expertise that understands the nuances of different geographical jurisdictions.


The firm’s forensic accounting and commercial damages teams specialise in areas such as valuations, economic damages, investigations, bankruptcy and intellectual property. They have substantial experience advising clients on the economic impact of complex commercial disputes and forensic accounting matters.


HKA has been engaged in a variety of forensic accounting and commercial damages dispute projects around the world, from aerospace and defence, industrial and manufacturing, power and utilities through to sports and entertainment, technology, media and telecoms (TMT), and financial services, amongst others. It has regularly consulted on behalf of listed and private companies, law firms, government agencies and regulatory bodies.