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Ronnie Barnes coheads Cornerstone Research’s international arbitration and litigation practice. Dr. Barnes is an expert on accounting, damages, and valuation. He specializes in complex valuation methodologies, including estimating the cost of capital, determining country risk premia, and conducting valuation of complex financial instruments such as derivatives and structured finance products.
Dr. Barnes has provided written and oral testimony in multiple matters involving topics such as the tax treatment of hire purchase contracts; the assessment of damages resulting from the breach of a joint venture agreement; the economic equivalence of various financial derivatives; and the use of derivatives in alleged share price manipulation. Dr. Barnes has testified in cases heard by the International Court of Arbitration, the South African Competition Tribunal, and the Queen’s Bench of Alberta.
In addition to serving as a testifying expert, Dr. Barnes leads teams that support Cornerstone Research’s affiliated academic and practitioner experts. In this capacity, he has worked on numerous matters related to financial institutions and financial products, cases requiring the analysis of damages stemming from alleged misrepresentations and omissions in corporate disclosures, and other matters requiring sophisticated accounting, financial, and/or economic analysis.
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