Kiran is a founding partner of Versant Partners, where he serves as an expert witness on damages in complex, high-stakes, international disputes. He has over 20 years of experience advising clients in international commercial and investor-state arbitrations, and he has been retained to provide expert evidence on valuation, financial, economic, accounting, and damages issues in over 60 arbitration and litigation matters. Kiran has been elected to the "Who's Who of International Commercial Arbitration Expert Witnesses" every year since 2013. Since 2017, he has been named annually as one of few "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" and “Thought Leaders” in the field. Kiran is also part of Who’s Who Legal’s “Thought Leaders – Global Elite 2021” which is a select group of the leading damages experts across the globe.
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Esteemed among clients and peers in the international market, who describe him as ‘an outstanding expert who is extremely thorough in his analysis and a pleasure to work with’.”
Kiran brings a hands-on approach to working with clients and counsel, with a focus on identifying practical solutions based on in-depth knowledge of the key issues impacting the case. Kiran’s industry experience includes the energy, mining, infrastructure, construction, real estate, telecommunications, manufacturing, banking, and services sectors. Geographically, his experience spans the globe, and includes both developed markets (North America and Europe) as well as emerging economies in Asia, Africa, East Europe, Latin America, Middle-East, and Russia/CIS. Kiran also has substantial experience conducting damages assessments and valuations of companies and investments in India.
Kiran has an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Johns Hopkins University, a MS in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University, and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Mumbai. He is also a licensed professional engineer. As a licensed engineer, Kiran combines expertise in valuation and damages with a solid understanding of the technical issues that underpin many complex disputes. He is able to integrate these insights into clear and comprehensive expert evidence that can be relied upon by tribunals.