James Searby is a senior managing director in FTI Consulting’s economic and financial consulting practice, specialising in the assessment of quantum issues in contentious matters, in both litigations in national courts and international arbitrations.
Mr Searby’s primary expertise is in the field of valuation, whether of businesses, contracts, damages, intellectual property or financial assets. Mr Searby led FTI Consulting’s international arbitration practice in the Asia-Pacific region from 2011 through early 2015, where he has given evidence before both Courts and arbitral tribunals. In April 2015, James moved to Washington, DC to lead the build-up of the international arbitration practice in that region.
Mr Searby has a broad range of experience in the assessment of complex damages in high-value international arbitration and litigation cases in matters involving, inter alia, alleged expropriation, breach of contract, patent infringement and shareholder disputes.
The range of Mr Searby’s industry experience encompasses telecommunications, oil and gas, chemicals, tobacco, infrastructure, healthcare, media, life insurance, retailing and banking. He has worked in EMEA, North America and the Asia-Pacific regions for governments, companies and individuals, whether as claimants or respondents on matters ranging in value from less than US$1 million to more than US$2 billion.
Mr Searby has acted as instructor at the masters in international dispute settlement programme at the University of Geneva, and as an expert witness at training workshops organised by the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy (FIAA).
Mr Searby holds a master’s in business administration from Imperial College at the University of London and a BA in modern history and economics from the University of Oxford. He is a CFA charterholder.