Xavier Gallais

Xavier Gallais

Partner

+852 6641 2724

xavier.gallais@accuracy.com

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Xavier Gallais is a partner at Accuracy. He has over twenty years of professional experience and has been with the firm since 2006. He previously acquired extensive experience in advisory and financial audit within Arthur Andersen before joining the finance department of Suez Environment in 2001.

 

Xavier is specialised in transaction advisory services and litigation support and has led over 200 engagements as a Partner for Accuracy.

 

Xavier speaks French (mother language), English (fluent) and Spanish (professional).

 

Qualifications

 

  • HEC graduate management school (1996)

Transactions
Xavier has been appointed as financial advisor for both corporations and private equity firms in the context of acquisitions or disposals, he regularly conducts buy-side financial due diligence, vendor due diligence and vendor’s assistance, carve-out, BP preparation, assessment of synergies.

 

Litigations
Xavier has been appointed as financial expert and has testified as an expert witness. He has also acted as an independent expert appointed under a shareholders’ agreement.
Xavier has worked on matters before the ICC and ICSID arbitration forums, the French commercial court and UK High Court.

Transaction support

 

  • Several engagements for a European energy management multinational company. Including providing buy-side due diligence, vendor’s assistance, financial diagnoses, carve-out matters, BP preparation and monitoring of synergies, valuation, PPA.
  • Several engagements for a French aerospace group including buy-side due diligence, sell-side due diligence, JV creation and synergies measurement.
  • Several engagements for a French multinational aerospace company including buy-side due diligence, sell-side due diligence.
  • Several engagements for a French energy company including buy-side due diligence, sell-side due diligence and BP build-up.
  • Sell-side due diligence works for a global healthcare group.
  • Sell-side due diligence works for a French multinational telecommunications group.

 

Damage assessment and valuation in litigation and arbitration contexts

 

  • Appointed as financial expert in an international arbitration to quantify losses suffered following the acquisition of a European group by a listed company.
  • Appointed as financial expert in an international arbitration to quantify losses suffered following the acquisition of a European group by a LBO-firm.
  • Appointed as financial expert by the sellers in a post transaction price adjustment dispute.
  • Appointed as financial expert by the purchaser in a post transaction dispute.
  • Appointed as financial expert in an international arbitration for breach of contract leading to a €1.1bn claim.
  • Appointed as financial expert in an international arbitration against a government for expropriation.
  • Appointed as independent expert by both parties in a post transaction price adjustment dispute.