Andrew Flower and Matthias Cazier-Darmois join HKA in France

16 June 2023 2 min. read
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Global consulting firm HKA has bolstered its French operation with the addition of two new partners: Andrew Flower and Matthias Cazier-Darmois.

Both new partners are based in HKA’s Paris office, and become a member of the Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damage practice.

The pair bring between them 45 years of experience on the international arbitration stage to HKA. “Paris is one of the five key preferred seats for arbitration globally, and we are delighted to strengthen our team in Paris with Andrew and Matthias,” said Amanda Clack, EMEA CEO at HKA.

Andrew Flower and Matthias Cazier-Darmois join HKA in France

Andrew Flower has over 30 years of experience providing expert evidence in international arbitration, both commercial and investor-state. He has provided written evidence in over 200 arbitrations conducted under the auspices of all of the major institutions, including ICC, ICDR, ICSID, DIAC, NAI, DIS, OIC and under UNCITRAL rules.

Flower has testified over 40 times before tribunals worldwide and, in so doing, has participated in witness conferencing on many occasions.

“I am delighted to be joining the team at HKA and expanding its European footprint in the disputes space. I am equally delighted to be joining so many former colleagues with whom I have worked both with and against over the years, with a view to building the pre-eminent expert disputes practice in Europe,” said Flower.

Matthias Cazier-Darmois has nearly 20 years of experience providing expert evidence and valuation advice in complex commercial disputes and international arbitrations.

He regularly assesses damages that may arise from breaches of contracts or international treaties. He has testified in several investment and commercial arbitration proceedings, under ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, SCC or CEPANI rules, and in ad-hoc arbitrations across a wide range of industries, including mining, energy, power, and telecoms.

Cazier-Darmois said: “I am thrilled to be part of an organisation that is focused on dispute resolution, with ambitious goals and the resources to achieve them. I am delighted to be joining a growing team of hugely talented individuals that will undoubtedly make a significant impact in the field of disputes.”

Both new partners join HKA from rivals. The latter crosses from FTI Consulting and previously worked for Deloitte, while the prior crosses from Alvarez & Marsal, and formerly also served FTI Consulting and Deloitte.