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  • Firm ranked in Forensic Accountants and Business Intelligence & Investigations, UK-wide
  • Three individuals ranked globally: David Stern and Sarah Keeling in the UK, Snežana Gebauer in the USA

For the third consecutive year, global advisory firm StoneTurn has been included in the Chambers & Partners 2022 Litigation Support Guide. StoneTurn’s Litigation Advisory and Investigations practices were recognized in the 2022 guide alongside three professionals: London-based Partners David Stern (Forensic Accountants, Band 2, UK-wide) and Sarah Keeling (Business Intelligence and Investigations, Band 4, UK-Wide), and New York-based Partner Snežana Gebauer (Business Intelligence and Investigations, Band 2, USA-Nationwide).

Widely recognized as an invaluable resource for lawyers, general counsels and private clients tackling complex disputes, Chambers Litigation Support researchers conducted hundreds of in-depth interviews with senior market figures – both practitioners and purchasers of litigation support services worldwide – in order to arrive at the 2022 rankings.

Select commentary from the Chambers Litigation Support 2022 Guide about StoneTurn includes:

  • “They go into so much detail. It made a big difference in the end result. I could see the benefit of all the extra steps taken.”
  • “They are very client-oriented. They anticipate and plan for what is going to be needed from them.”
  • “The firm is able to use multi-disciplinary skills to assist with internal and external investigations.”
  • “They are very efficient and effective in multiple jurisdictions globally.”

About David Stern

David was ranked Band 2 in Forensic Accountants. Chambers writes:

David Stern is a partner at StoneTurn and a chartered accountant. He is vastly experienced in providing expert services in forensic accounting investigations and complex commercial litigation. He is a member of the Academy of Experts, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and an accredited CEDR mediator. He is also a member of the Premier League Judicial Panel. A source says: “David is a very experienced and savvy testifying expert. He anticipates all the issues that will likely arise on cross-examination and deals with them before they become a problem.

David has more than 25 years of experience acting as an expert in forensic accounting investigations and complex business litigation. He has given oral evidence under cross examination on over 30 separate occasions before arbitral tribunals under LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL and ad hoc rules in Brussels, London, Lusaka, Miami and Paris, as well as before the UK courts. Clients and counsel alike turn to David for his expertise in the quantification of loss and valuation analysis as well as accounting expert witness work in contractual disputes, joint venture and shareholder disputes, post-acquisition claims, competition and antitrust work, civil fraud in domestic and off-shore matters and business interruption claims.

About Sarah Keeling

Sarah was ranked Band 4 in Business Intelligence & Investigations. Chambers writes:

“Sarah Keeling is “undoubtedly one of my ‘go-to’ points of contact when dealing with complex investigations, business intelligence and compliance matters,” says a client. Keeling is a partner in the firm and has significant experience and expertise in geopolitical risk and national security matters. “In one word, she is amazing,” says another interviewee; “she has an unparalleled depth of expertise in this industry and is strategically incisive and makes the most complex issues navigable.”

Sarah Keeling has more than three decades of experience in national security and geopolitical risk issues in the U.K. and overseas.  Clients turn to Sarah for advice on strategies for managing operational, reputational and investment risk, and security matters worldwide. As a former senior British government official, Sarah brings significant expertise conducting complex, multi-jurisdictional anti-bribery and corruption investigations, asset-tracing and recovery, and provides litigation support for international arbitration and disputes revolving around political, regulatory or integrity issues. In its inaugural year in 2019, the Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs) recognized Sarah as an Outstanding Female Professional for her valuable, career-long contributions in tackling economic crime. Sarah was appointed as a Board Member in 2022.

About Snežana Gebauer

Snežana was ranked Band 2 in Business Intelligence & Investigations. Chambers writes:

“Snežana Gebauer of StoneTurn is regularly called upon to oversee complex cross-border investigations into corruption, fraud, embezzlement and misconduct for corporations, investment funds and government entities.”

Snežana Gebauer, a partner with StoneTurn, has 20 years of experience in managing complex international investigations for major law firms, Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies and sovereign nations. Leaders in business, finance, and government turn to Snežana for advice on risk management strategies, investigations, and compliance matters. Snežana is recognized for her deep investigative expertise globally and across every major business sector. She has conducted investigations in more than 65 countries and across a range of industries, including energy, mining, life sciences, crypto, technology, financial services, manufacturing, and infrastructure.

About our Teams

StoneTurn’s Litigation Advisory team offers extensive expertise in quantum damages calculations, analysis and investigative expert witness services in complex international arbitrations and disputes. With the support of an extended, multidisciplinary global team, the firm’s litigation experts investigate and explain complex concepts, prepare detailed analyses, and develop clear and concise findings, which are presented in easy-to-understand reports and through testimony at hearings, trials and in arbitration settings worldwide.  StoneTurn’s Litigation Advisory practice has also recently been recognized by the Global Arbitration Review (GAR), where we ranked 19th in the Expert Witness Power Index of the GAR 100 (15th edition) 2022. Two of our London Partners, David Stern and Neil Ashton, were again named in 2022 as top expert witnesses by Who’s Who Legal Arbitration. David and Neil have consistently been recognized in Who’s Who Legal as experts in Arbitration Expert Witness with Neil being highlighted as a Thought Leader. Both are named experts in Financial Advisory and Valuation Quantum of Damages with David being additionally recognized as a Commercial Litigation Expert Witness.

The firm’s Investigations Practice is a global multidisciplinary team of highly experienced forensic accountants, business intelligence and regional specialists, investigators, former law enforcement and senior government officials who support our clients on a range of critical challenges. These professionals work with clients to understand the context of the issue, the threat level and ideal outcome. In partnership with clients, StoneTurn professionals consider mitigation strategies, including remediation, intelligence-led investigations or data driven solutions, that address the underlying risk and compliance issues that typically lead to regulatory inquiries, investigations and business disputes. The approach is a bespoke multidisciplinary, pragmatic and proportionate one. StoneTurn’s Investigations team provides human intelligence and forensic insight into complex matters in opaque and regulatory challenging jurisdictions; broad in-house language capabilities; advanced forensic technology and data analytics tools; and a deep understanding of the legal and regulatory contexts in which they work. The firm delivers time-sensitive high-impact actionable intelligence and investigative reports to support client’s strategic decision making in high-stake challenges. In 2021, StoneTurn was named Investigation Consultancy of the Year by Global Investigations Review (GIR). StoneTurn was cited by GIR for its “strong reputation in the investigations market, an image that will only be enhanced by its impressive work supporting Volkswagen’s monitor Larry Thompson.” In addition, three of our global partners, Co-Chair Simon Platt and Rex Homme and Steven Neuman were also recognized in the Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2022 guide.

 

About StoneTurn

StoneTurn, a global advisory firm, assists companies, their counsel and government agencies on regulatory, risk and compliance issues, investigations and business disputes. We serve our clients from 15 global offices across five continents. To learn more, visit StoneTurn.com.

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