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Associate Director, International Arbitration

Location: New York, NY, United States
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Overview 
 
BRG is ranked second globally in the GAR (Global Arbitration Review) 100 Expert Witness Firms’ Power Index. Our experts have been arbitrators and have held senior-level positions with government agencies. Experts have a first-hand knowledge of the key issues of importance to government agencies and arbitration panels. We have been engaged in disputes concerning breach of contract, post-closing purchase price disputes, accounting issues, damages, and other valuation-related matters; as well as a variety of contractual disputes involving share purchase agreements, post-acquisition settlements, supply contracts, joint venture agreements, and build-operate-transfer arrangements, among many others. 
 
Our experts identify key issues; appropriately apply relevant theories; and use sophisticated techniques to develop independent, objective, and reasonable analyses and opinions. Our experts have participated in some of the largest and most significant disputes in the world. They have presented oral and written evidence before arbitration panels in proceedings involving disputes between investors and governments concerning investors’ expectations, regulatory regime changes, indirect expropriation, sovereign insurance claims, and damages quantification. 
 
This position requires a highly motivated problem solver with strong analytical capabilities, someone with experience and a continued desire to work in a consulting firm advising clients. It includes disputes involving alleged violations of bilateral investment treaties; expropriation of various types of assets including intellectual property; securities and banking; tax and transfer pricing; competition; and energy. These disputes have involved parties in Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America, and South America. The work of senior staff can be either qualitative or quantitative in nature, and projects range from industry and subject-matter research to data collection to the preparation of statistical, financial, and other forms of analysis.  
 
Job Responsibilities: 
  • Quantification of damages related to expropriation, breach of contract, and anticompetitive behavior. 
  • Assessment of damages associated with sovereign debt restructurings. 
  • Evaluation of the efficacy of regulations enacted by governments. 
  • Economic and accounting analysis of investments. 
  • Analysis of financial reporting under international accounting standards (e.g., IFRS). 
  • Analysis of cartel cases in the European Union and evaluation of fines in antitrust actions. 
  • Calculation of lost profits. 
 Qualifications: 
  • A bachelor's degree with a focus in accounting, economics, finance, statistics. A master’s degree or MBA is preferred; 
  • Minimum eight (8+) years of experience in disputes-oriented work, preferably working with international clients; 
  • Proven capability with MS Excel and other statistical analysis programs (e.g. SAS, SQL, SPSS, Stata, R) is preferred; 
  • Commitment to producing high quality analysis and attention to details;
  • Strong verbal, written, and communication skills; and
  • Desire to work within a team environment.

Salary Range: $125,000 - $300,000 per year.

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