Valery KNYAZEVPartner, Haberman Ilett
Valery has over 22 years of professional experience and has been involved in forensic accounting and financial expert engagements in the UK, Russia, the CIS region and in emerging markets.
Valery has been actively involved in a wide range of matters including commercial and shareholder disputes quantifying damages and valuing business interests, investment treaty claims, transaction related disputes, loss of profit claims, insurance and reinsurance claims, financial investigations and disputes arising out of accounting and financial irregularities reporting on alleged fraud transactions and asset misappropriation.
A Russian and British national, Valery is fluent in Russian and English and has issued reports and testified in English before international arbitration tribunals under LCIA, SCC and ICSID rules and in state courts on many occasions.
Valery has first-hand experience in business, accounting and financial practices in emerging markets and in the CIS region including Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Uzbekistan. He has provided services in civil and criminal proceedings, and his reports have been served in state court proceedings in Russia, Cyprus and the UK. He has advised clients in a wide range of industries including construction, financial services, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, real estate, telecom and others.
Valery is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He has received additional professional education in business valuation. He has a high degree in economics and a high degree with honours in engineering.