Roula Harfouche is a Partner with HKA in London. She specialises in the assessment of damages and complex valuation issues in litigation and international arbitration contexts. She is experienced in matters involving breaches of contract, investment treaty claims, transaction-related disputes and intellectual property infringements. She has been valuing companies, listed and unlisted securities, and intellectual property rights in commercial and contentious contexts since 2000, and has provided valuation or damages assessment services in more than 80 disputes.
Roula is recognised as a leading expert witness by Who's Who Legal in the Thought Leaders Global Elite list, in Arbitration, for the quantum of damages and in forensic accounting. She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and a member of the Valuation and Forensic Groups of the ICAEW as well as a member of the Society of Share and Business Valuers. She is fluent in English, French, and Arabic.
Roula has testified in both English and French and has worked on matters before the UK High Court, the UK Family Division, the Patents Court, the French Commercial Court and the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC), and in mediation. Her vast international arbitration experience spans numerous forums including the LCIA, ICC, SCC, HKIAC, PCA, Cairo Regional Center For International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), SCIA, and ICSID, and under the UNCITRAL rules.
Roula has supported clients across a diverse range of sectors including telecoms, professional services, utilities, energy, industrial, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and transport.
Roula has contributed to numerous publications on dispute resolution and expert matters and is a regular speaker regarding valuations, damages and the role of experts across the international arbitration arena.
Roula joined HKA in January 2021. Prior to this, she worked as a damages and contentious valuation expert at Accuracy, FTI Consulting and Ernst & Young. Roula was formerly a member of the forensic accounting group at Clifford Chance, an equity analyst at Morgan Stanley, and a member of the economic and financial consulting division of Arthur Andersen.