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Erik van Duijvenvoorde



Erik van Duijvenvoorde is a partner at Accuracy. He is based in Paris and London and co-leads Accuracy’s global arbitration practice.

Erik has advised clients on business, economic, transaction, accounting and valuation issues for more than 30 years and specialises in the expert assessment and quantification of complex damages.

Erik is listed as a thought leader in international arbitration ranking among the leading expert witnesses worldwide in Who’s Who Legal Arbitration. Clients and peers describe him as “an excellent expert”, “terrific during cross-examination” and “always on top of all the relevant evidence”. He is one of only a handful of people also listed by Who’s Who as an expert in Forensic Accounting, Forensic Investigation, Quantum of Damages and Mining.

Truly international in profile, Erik has lived and worked in France and the UK and has successfully led cross-border engagements in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, as well as in North and South America.

Erik speaks English (native) and French (fluent)



  • FCCA: Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (United Kingdom)

In-depth expertise

Erik has been engaged as an expert in the English High Court, in international commercial and investor-state arbitration cases, and likewise on large forensic accounting and fraud investigations. He has testified on numerous occasions, including before ICC, LCIA, NAI, DIFC, ICSID and UNCITRAL arbitration tribunals, as well as before the New York Bankruptcy Court and the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre. He has also acted as expert on large cross-border transaction due diligence investigations.

Erik has worked on projects in a range of industry sectors including mining, energy and construction. He acts as expert in a wide variety of dispute situations, including in relation to commercial and joint venture agreements, expropriation, market eviction and M&A. His previous experience working for a private equity fund and the Transactions team of a Big-Four accounting firm makes him particularly well placed to act as an expert in investor, transaction and shareholder-related disputes.

Example of engagements

Investor-state disputes

  • ICSID – Central Asia – Mining
  • ICSID – Turkey – Property development
  • UNCITRAL – Central Asia – Mining
  • Pre-arbitration review – Eastern Europe – Renewable energy
  • Pre-arbitration review – West Africa – Sustainable development
  • ICC – Middle East – Waste management

Transaction and shareholder disputes

  • Expert determination – Western Europe – Aerospace (post M&A)
  • ICC – Brazil – Retail (post M&A)
  • ICC/DIFC Courts – Insurance brokerage (post M&A)
  • ICC – Korea – Automotive (JV)
  • ICC – China – Food & beverage (JV)
  • ICC – Singapore – Maritime & shipping (JV)

Market eviction and anti-trust

  • ICC – Middle East – Electronic equipment
  • Pre-litigation – Middle East – Telecoms

Construction disputes

  • ICC – North Africa – Oil & gas
  • ICC – North Africa – Oil & gas
  • English High Court – UK – Warehouse & distribution plant – Food & beverages
  • ICC – UK – Manufacturing – Plastics

Other disputes

  • New York Bankruptcy Court – Southern Africa – Transportation
  • ICC – Greece – Retail
  • ICC – Western Europe – Renewable energy
  • ICC/French Courts – Western Europe – Automotive