We work at the intersection of finance, business, and law.

Versant delivers effective insight on financial and economic issues that arise in disputes and other situations of critical importance.

Combining practical experience with a deep knowledge of finance and industry, we arm decision-makers with accurate information to reach the right outcome.

International Arbitration

Versant specializes in providing financial and economic expertise in international arbitrations. Our experts have served as testifiers and consultants in nearly 100 investor-state and commercial arbitrations. We work alongside leading international law firms to solve complex quantum issues that are critical to a successful outcome, including:

  • Valuation
  • Lost profits analysis
  • Risk assessment
  • Cost analysis
  • Project feasibility
  • Forensic investigation

Our international arbitration experience truly is global. We have worked with investors, corporations, and sovereigns in over 40 countries on six continents. Versant's experts have been involved in arbitrations with damages ranging from under $10 million to over $10 billion across a wide range of industries, including energy, natural resources, construction, manufacturing, real estate, telecommunications, and consumer goods.

We have developed an in-depth understanding of the arbitration process and the role of independent experts in assisting the triers of fact with their decision making. Our experience spans all major arbitral forums, including ICSID, UNCITRAL, ECT, NAFTA/CAFTA, ICC, SCC, AAA, HKIAC, and SIAC.

Versant experts know how to evaluate and present key quantum issues at all phases of the case, from preliminary filings to post-hearing briefs. We present objective evidence that can withstand scrutiny, and are always well-prepared to explain and defend our findings.

Damages Analysis

We help clients quantify damages in legal disputes and other contentious situations. Versant’s experts know how to correctly analyze the financial impact of issues affecting corporations, governments, and other stakeholders. Whether in arbitration, domestic court, mediation or settlement, we provide reliable analysis that helps decision-makers reach the right outcome.

Our process starts by comprehensively identifying the relevant elements of financial loss, and then constructing the right framework to calculate damages. We are attuned to the unique challenges in these situations – complex facts, imperfect information, unclear cause and effect. By applying deep intellectual rigor and practical knowledge gained from years of experience, Versant professionals solve complex damages problems involving:

  • Breach of contract
  • Joint venture disputes
  • M&A disputes
  • Project delay / termination
  • Licensing and royalties
  • Lost profits / cash flows
  • Diminution in value
  • Incremental costs
  • Causation analysis
  • Econometrics and statistics
Business Valuation

Valuation is at the core of our expertise. Our professionals specialize in valuing international investments, with global experience spanning a wide range of geographies and industries. We know how to perform accurate and defensible valuations in developing markets where growth potential is high, risks are abundant, and economic and market conditions can change rapidly.

We offer advice and consulting to corporations, private investors, and financial institutions who need to value investments for M&A, fund-raising, reorganization, financial reporting, and accounting purposes. Whether a successful multinational business or an early-stage investment in a frontier market, Versant's unique perspective gives clients a better understanding of the intrinsic value of their investments.

Bankruptcy and Insolvency

Stakeholders in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings turn to Versant for well-reasoned analysis of key financial issues. We serve as expert advisors to companies in financial distress, equity and debt investment groups, creditor committees, and bankruptcy administrators.

Our professionals help clients identify the right path forward – whether that's restructuring, reorganizing, selling assets, or dissolving the company – and achieve the best results for any given strategy. By conducting reliable and defensible analysis, we help clients reach a favorable outcome in even the most challenging of circumstances.