South Africa

Dispute Advisory Services  

The Dispute Advisory team can provide accounting advice and expert witness evidence to assist in the resolution of disputes and in the processes of arbitration, litigation, mediation, transaction disputes and insurance claims.

Louise Jordaan

Louise Jordaan

Partner

+27 (0)11 647 7336

Dispute Advisory Services cover economics, intellectual property, pension and actuarial calculations, information technology, insurance, project finance, travel and tourism, restructuring, energy, mining and retail banking. Clients receive credible, well-researched and objective reports and opinions concerning accounting matters that are in dispute.

 

Dispute Advisory Services offers the following:

 

  • Arbitrator, Mediator, Expert
    As part of this service, KPMG acts as an arbitrator, mediator, court-appointed expert, tribunal-appointed expert or as an independent expert in assisting adjudicating parties to arrive at sound determinations. This offering includes appointments made in a sale and purchase agreement or similar contract and also includes determining share or business values.

 

  • Advice on disputes
    This service describes the appointment of Dispute Advisory Services by one or more parties to provide specialist advice in litigation (civil or criminal), arbitration, mediation, an expert determination or a disciplinary enquiry. It also includes pre-litigation/arbitration preliminary advice. The work may cover the areas of liability, professional negligence, matrimonial disputes, quantum determinations, insurance claims and share and business valuations.

 

  • Expert Witness
    This service describes the appointment of Dispute Advisory Services by one or more parties to act as independent expert witnesses in a dispute in litigation (civil or criminal), arbitration, mediation, an expert determination or a disciplinary enquiry. The work may cover the areas of liability, professional negligence, matrimonial disputes, quantum determinations, insurance claims and share and business valuations.

 

  • Forensic Transaction Services
    Here KPMG uses knowledge of disputes proactively to advise clients on clauses in draft sale and purchase agreements before they are signed (including but not restricted to completed balance sheets, warranty, net assets and earn-out issues), in preparing completion accounts and in making submissions about them or advising on them.