Iain Potter

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Iain Potter

Executive Vice President | Economic Damages & Valuations


+65 6231 2656 (Office)
+65 8125 2501 (Mobile)
8 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 1, #43-01, Office No. 43055
Singapore, Singapore 018960

Iain Potter is a Chartered Accountant, qualified in both the UK (ICAEW) and Singapore (ISCA), specializing in complex loss of profit and valuation engagements and he has been based in Singapore since 2014.

During his time in Europe and Asia, Iain has worked on cases involving a wide range of industries across six continents. Much of Iain’s experience is as a party appointed damages expert in international commercial arbitration matters and he has been personally appointed as an expert in ICC, LCIA, PCA and SIAC proceedings.

Iain is most frequently retained as an independent expert on damages, valuation, and accounting issues, including loss of profit engagements and disputed business valuations, among others. He also delivers expertise in determination engagements and appointments as a mediator for loss quantum, accounting, and other financial disputes.

Outside of his expert appointments, Iain is pursuing a number of lines of research, currently including a PhD focusing on the extent to which awards of damages reflect risk and uncertainty.

Key Expertise

  • Business Interruption / Lost Profits
  • Business Valuation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Economic Damages Analysis & Quantification
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Investigations
  • GAAP Compliance
  • Intellectual Property Valuation & Disputes
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Personal Injury / Wrongful Death
  • Stock Valuations

Professional Affiliations/Memberships/Licenses/Training:

  • Who’s Who Legal, National Leader – Southeast Asia Arbitration Expert Witnesses, 2023
  • Who’s Who Legal, Commercial Litigation Expert Witnesses, 2022, 2023
  • Who’s Who Legal, Arbitration Expert Witnesses, 2023
  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Chartered Accountant, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments
  • Fellow, Expert Witness Institute
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
  • Certified Valuation Analyst, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
  • Chartered Valuer and Appraiser, Institute of Valuers and Appraisers Singapore
  • Islamic Finance Qualification, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments
  • Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Member, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Reserve Panel of Arbitrators
  • Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC) Panel of Arbitrators