Mark Bezant

Mark Bezant

Senior Managing Director

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Mark has specialised in valuation and damages matters since 1988. He has been appointed as an expert witness or independent expert in well over 200 cases. Mark has given oral evidence on around 50 occasions before domestic and international courts and tribunals, and typically testifies around five times each year.

Types of cases on which Mark has worked include:

  • Post-acquisition shareholder and joint venture disputes, relating to questions of value and damages under treaty, contractual or statutory dispute resolution processes
  • Assessment of damages and loss of profits claims
  • Intellectual property and licensing disputes
  • Expert determination

Professional standing

Mark was the founding chairman of the Valuation Special Interest Group of the ICAEW, a post he held from 2009 – 2016. He was also a board director of Truvo, which operated leading directories, search and advertising businesses from 2009 – 2016.

Office

200 Aldersgate
Aldersgate Street
London, EC1A 4HD
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 3727 1000
F: +44 20 3727 1007

I frankly preferred Mr Bezant’s approach and conclusions… I consider his expertise… was more pertinent...and his overall approach to be more detailed and more principled.

Chief Justice Ground, Golar LNG Limited vs. World Nordic SE

Publications

Article – Trends in International Arbitration

Global network

The global economy has experienced extreme stresses in recent years, beginning with the banking crisis of 2007 and the global recession that followed.

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Article – Asset-based valuations: Valuation floor or flawed valuation?

Asset-based valuations, such as ‘book value’, are often applied in one of two ways: (1) as a floor or cross-check for values assessed using Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) or market-based approaches; or (2) to value assets not reflected in a DCF or market valuation, such as nonoperating assets. However, the utility of these applications is sometimes misjudged because of misunderstandings about the content of financial statements – in particular, because the requirements (or ‘financial reporting standards’) governing the preparation of financial statements have changed and become more complex in recent decades.

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