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Mark Bezant

  • Senior Managing Director, EMEA Head of Economic and Financial Consulting
  • T: +44 20 3727 1047
  • F: +44 20 3727 1007
    • 200 Aldersgate
    • Aldersgate Street
    • London, EC1A 4HD
    • United Kingdom
    • T: +44 20 3727 1000
    • F: +44 20 3727 1007

Mark Bezant is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting based in London. He leads FTI’s Economic and Financial Consulting practice in EMEA. Mark has around 30 years’ experience of advising on all aspects of valuing businesses, companies, listed and unlisted securities, intellectual property and intangible assets. He has assisted clients in many contexts: mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, regulatory compliance and corporate governance (including fairness opinions), financial reporting, tax planning, expert determination and dispute resolution.

He is also a board director for Stelara N.V., a Belgian holding company for the Truvo group of companies, which operates leading directories, search and advertising businesses, and has annual revenues of c.EUR 100 million.

Prior to joining FTI, he was the European Managing Director of the Finance & Accounting Services division at LECG. Mark was also formerly a partner in the valuation team of Deloitte’s corporate finance practice and previous to that the partner-in-charge of the UK economic & financial consulting practice of Arthur Andersen, which comprised its valuation, litigation support, economic consulting and business modelling groups.

Mark is the founding and current chairman of the Valuation Special Interest Group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

He has carried out well over 400 substantive valuations in his career, on both contentious and non-contentious matters, and has been appointed as an expert witness or independent expert on around 200 occasions, to assess damages, valuation or accounting issues. His experience includes matters before the UK High Court, the Patents Court, Chancery Division, Queens Bench Division, the Restrictive Practices Court, the Competition Appeal Tribunal, the Family Division, the Copyright Tribunal, the Special Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs, the UK Lands Tribunal, the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal, and the Court of Appeal.

Mark has also acted in matters before the Royal Court of Jersey, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, the Supreme Court of Bermuda, the Supreme Court of the State of New York, various courts in Germany, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (Enterprise Division), the High Court of Hong Kong, and the European Court and Commission. He has appeared before arbitral tribunals in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, LCIA, ICC, DIFC, HKIAC, SCC, SIAC, SCAI, UNCITRAL, ICSID and other arbitration forums, and mediations including under the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s jurisdiction.

Mark is one of the leading valuation and damages experts active in commercial arbitration worldwide identified by The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

He has given oral evidence on 43 occasions.

Mark holds a MA (Hons) in Chemistry from Oxford University.

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