Litigation, arbitration and resolution

Our dispute work ranges from strategic advice to the provision of expert reports and oral testimony.

Traditionally, economists have only been asked to give evidence in relation to calculating the quantum of damages. However, increasingly we find that clients value the evidence we can give related to the merits of cases, given our in depth knowledge of the sector and our understanding of both commercial behaviour and regulatory practice.

We are skilled not only in applying economics but also in articulating economic concepts clearly to lawyers, tribunal members and judges, using accessible language and avoiding jargon. Through our long experience in dispute work, we have also become skilled in assisting counsel to prepare the cross-examination of opposing expert witnesses.

Frontier staff have given evidence in a wide variety of fora, including arbitrations under UNCITRAL, ICSID, the ICC Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (DIS), the International Court of Justice and the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), as well as before many regulatory bodies and courts. Our experience covers the gamut of commercial disputes, investment disputes (both under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and bilateral investment treaties (BITs)), judicial reviews and regulatory appeals.

We value the efforts, enthusiasm and professionalism of Frontier Economics. What a pleasure to work with. As a client we find the teamwork with Frontier to be great, giving a much needed impetus when it is really needed. It is always good to know that such quality advice is quickly and consistently available to valued clients.

Padraic O'Connell , Head of Regulation and Corporate Services, Bord Gáis Networks

Read more about our dispute support work.