Nishad Morjaria

Managing Director

Mr. Morjaria has extensive expertise in the quantification of damages and forensic accounting, having specialised in this field for more than 20 years. He regularly works on high-profile cross-border and domestic matters involving international arbitration, commercial litigation, and post-acquisition disputes. He also has significant experience handling accounting and financial investigations in the contexts of alleged financial fraud, misrepresentation claims, professional negligence, regulatory proceedings, and insolvency litigation.

Mr. Morjaria has acted as a party-appointed expert or expert accounting adviser on behalf of both claimants and defendants, providing expert opinions on complex, high profile matters including loss of profits claims in contractual disputes, business and share valuation disputes, breach of warranty claims and accounting reconstruction and restatements. He has also led numerous post-acquisition completion and earnout disputes, acting as a party-appointed adviser or an independent expert determiner, and has experience of assessing liability in auditor and accounting negligence claims.

He has acted in international arbitration proceedings under the auspices of ICSID, ICC, LCIA, DIAC and UNCITRAL, as well as commercial litigation proceedings in the UK High Court. He has also been appointed to conduct expert determinations under the President’s Nomination Scheme of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Mr. Morjaria’s work covers a variety of industry sectors including retail, manufacturing, financial services, energy, mining and metals, real estate, construction, transport, consumer services and technology. He regularly works on international engagements involving clients and parties in Europe, the Middle East, India, the CIS, Africa and Asia.

Who’s Who Legal recognises Mr. Morjaria as a “Thought Leader” for “Commercial Litigation – Expert Witnesses 2023”, as a “Global Leader” for “Experts – Financial Advisory and Valuation – Quantum of Damages 2022” and as a “Future Leader” for “Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2023”.

According to Who’s Who Legal:

Nishad Morjaria has vast experience advising clients on a range of major litigation proceedings. His “excellent attention to detail” is further acclaimed. 

Nishad Morjaria is nominated as a go-to expert for arbitration in transaction disputes and accounting negligence claims. Market commentators suggest that “he is an exceptionally bright and user-friendly expert” who is “among the very best in the profession” and “extremely diligent and thorough”. 

Nishad Morjaria is “a well-informed and highly intelligent expert” and provides “clear and thorough reports and analysis”. 

Nishad Morjaria ranks prominently in the market thanks to his “excellent organizational skills”, “thorough approach” and “ability to explain complex accounting concepts clearly”. 

Mr. Morjaria regularly speaks on and provides training to lawyers and barristers on topics relating to damages quantification and forensic accountingImmediately prior to joining Secretariat, he was a Forensic Services Partner at a leading UK based advisory firm and prior to that an Associate Partner within the Claims & Disputes practice at a “Big Four” accountancy firm. 

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