Eddie Tobis is a Director at Secretariat and is based in Toronto. He specializes in the preparation of business valuation and economic damages reports for commercial litigation and international trade and investment disputes. He has acted as a business valuator, external auditor, financial consultant and tax advisor for private and public companies, regulatory bodies and governments.
Mr. Tobis’ work experience covers assets and business interests on every continent, spanning multiple industry groups including, mining, oil and gas, energy and infrastructure projects, real estate and gaming. He has prepared numerous expert opinion reports on valuation and economic damages issues in disputes before Canadian, US and UK domestic courts, commercial arbitrations, and investor state arbitrations under many forums including the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He has provided expert testimony relating to valuation and economic damages issues at the World Bank in Washington D.C. and at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
Mr. Tobis has written several articles and chapters in books on the quantification of economic damages, he has provided educational seminars to various professional interest groups, and he was an instructor for one of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators’ mandatory courses entitled “Level IV – Special Topics in Business Valuation”.
Mr. Tobis has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA), a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) and a Qualified Valuator under the Canadian Institute of Mining’s Valuation Standards and Guidelines (CIMVAL).
Who’s Who Legal recognizes Mr. Tobis as a Future Leader: Arbitration Future Leaders – Expert Witnesses 2022, Global Leader: Mining – Experts 2022, Future Leader: Experts Quantum of Damages – Future Leaders 2021, and National Leader: Canada – Arbitration Expert Witness 2021.
Who’s Who Legal describes Mr. Tobis as:
“…extremely thorough in his approach to detailed subject matter”
“…a phenomenal quantum expert”
“…sweeping knowledge of international laws and damages and principles”
“…highly sought-after for investor-state and mining disputes”
“He is exceptionally hard-working and responsive”
“He knows exactly what is required in complex, high-value proceedings”