Second roundtable : Accounting and valuation expertise seen at the European level:

Introduction and moderation by: Mr. Fernand Maillard, Certified auditor (Be), certified accountant (Be), Vice-president Institute of Certified Accountants (Be).

Discussion between:

  • Me Béatrice Deshayes,
  • Mr. Jean-Raymond Lemaire, EEEI’s founding President, Judicial Expert, IT consultant,
  • Mr. Alain Pilette,
  • Mr. Alain Nuée.

Presentation on the topic: Objectivity in public accounting and business valuation.

  • Mr. André Kilesse, Past President Accountancy Europe, Honorary President CNCC Belgium; Past President of the Belgian Institute of Auditors,
  • Mr. Gilles de Courcel, Financial Expert,
  • Me Philippe Métais, Partner, cabinet BCLP,
  • Mr. Frank Erkens, Managing partner Holland Integrity Group, expert witness,
  • Me Antoine Chatain, Lawyer at the Paris Bar founding partner cabinet Chatain & Associés,
  • Miss Kay Linnell, Forensic Accountant and Expert Witness.

Additional documents provided by EWI –  www.ewi.org.uk

  1. EWI code of ethics – see comment below
  2. CPR Part 35 – PART 35 – EXPERTS AND ASSESSORS – Civil Procedure Rules (justice.gov.uk)
  3. PD Part 35 – PRACTICE DIRECTION 35 – EXPERTS AND ASSESSORS – Civil Procedure Rules (justice.gov.uk)
  4. A recent article on bias which is effectively guidance on “objectivity” (independence; impartiality and neutrality) with the liability of experts (Jones v Kaney etc.) as an over-arching risk to experts that delegates might find useful: Experts warned over bias and use of language in recent judgment (ewi.org.uk) and it is worth looking at some of the other news items on the EWI website if delegates are interested.