Europe

J.S. Held in Europe

We have more than 1,500 professionals who serve as trusted advisors to organisations across six continents, including 81% of the Global 200 Law Firms, 70% of the Forbes Top 20 Insurance Companies, and 65% of Fortune 100 Companies.

The diversity of interests across Europe and the United Kingdom presents unique challenges throughout the market. Organisations conducting business in the region face varying regulations in different jurisdictions and require specialised expertise to navigate them. Our team in Europe combines an understanding of each local business environment with the decades of experience needed to solve such issues.

We provide expertise in matters involving construction, engineering, forensic architecture, intellectual property, the environment, health and safety, valuation and economic damages, forensic accounting, turnaround and restructuring, regulatory compliance, and business intelligence and investigations.

Your Key Contacts

Our professionals serve as trusted advisors to organisations facing high stakes matters that demand urgent attention, staunch integrity, proven experience, clear-cut analysis, and an understanding of both tangible and intangible assets.

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Enrique Abiega
Senior Managing Director | Construction Advisory Spain & LATAM Lead
Madrid, Spain
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Joe Aldous
Executive Vice President | Forensic Accounting - Insurance Services
London, United Kingdom
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Murray Armes
Senior Managing Director | Construction Advisory, Project Architecture Lead
London, United Kingdom
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Joseph Bond
Senior Managing Director | Construction Insurance Claims Services
London, United Kingdom
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Oscar Hernández
Managing Director | Economic Damages & Valuations
Madrid, Spain
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Gary Kitt
Senior Managing Director | Construction Advisory EMEA & APAC Lead
London, United Kingdom
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Brian W. Napper
Senior Managing Director | Intellectual Property
San Francisco, CA
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Livia Paggi
Managing Director | Global Investigations
London, United Kingdom
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Simon Placks
Senior Managing Director | Digital Investigations & Discovery
London, United Kingdom
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Richard Stahl
Senior Vice President | Forensic Engineering
London, United Kingdom
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Declan Tonge
Senior Managing Director | Construction Advisory
Madrid, Spain
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Viktor Warkentin
Senior Managing Director | Construction Advisory
Wiesbaden, Germany
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Philip Worman
Senior Managing Director | Global Investigations
London, United Kingdom
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Featured News

Who's Who Legal Recognition

We are proud to share that Enrique Abiega, Gary Kitt, Daniel Miles, and Gilberto Regal have been recognized by Who’s Who Legal (WWL) in their recent publication of leading Arbitration Expert Witnesses.

These experts embody our core values of quality and service, and we are proud to have their leadership within J.S. Held.

Learn more about the awards and to hear what peers and clients had to say.

IAM Patent 1000

We are proud to recognise several experts in J.S. Held’s Intellectual Property practice who are among the world’s leading patent professionals in the 2023 IAM Patent 1000.

Todd Schoettelkotte

Andrew Carter

James E. Malackowski

Michael Milani

Bryan Van Uden

Daniel Lindsay

Shirley Webster

> Learn more about their recognition

J.S. Held Global Risk Report

With change comes both risk and opportunity. In the inaugural release of the J.S. Held Global Risk Report, we combine the technical, scientific, financial, and strategic expertise of our team members to provide insight on top influential topics for 2024.

Information shared in this report is a collection of research and observations from J.S. Held experts who advise insurance professionals, legal counsel, governments, investors, and corporations across every sector and geography.

> Click here to view the 2024 J.S. Held Global Risk Report.

J.S. Held Expands Builder’s Risk (CAR/EAR) Practice in EMEA with Acquisition of Kenzie Consulting Group

The acquisition of Kenzie Consulting Group further strengthens J.S. Held’s construction consulting & advisory expertise for insurers, attorneys, and parties to construction contracts worldwide.

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50 & Forward

Over the past 50 years, J.S. Held has evolved into a leading global consulting firm that combines technical, scientific, financial, and strategic expertise to advise clients seeking to realise value and mitigate risk.

Throughout our journey, we’ve consulted on some of the most important matters in history.

We are grateful for the trust and relationships developed over the years and look forward to continued growth and evolution. From our foundation to future – 50 & Forward.

> Click here to watch the story of J.S. Held from 1974 to today.

Welcome Richard Stahl

We are excited to welcome Richard Stahl as a Senior Vice President in our Forensic Architecture & Engineering practice. Based in London, Richard expands J.S. Held’s forensic engineering footprint into the U.K.

Richard has 30+ years of geotechnical engineering, construction, and forensic investigations experience, and has been engaged internationally across industries. He provides expertise in large complex mining, oil & gas, and renewables losses, as well as heavy civil infrastructure failures and claims investigations.

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J.S. HELD WELCOMES FOUR DI&D EXPERTS IN U.K. & INDIA

We are excited to share the addition of Chantelle Jalland, Benjamin Guinard, Marybeth Kings, and Mayank Sharma to our Digital Investigations & Discovery (DI&D) team in the United Kingdom & India.

Commenting on the team’s expansion, DI&D lead for EMEA Simon Placks says, “The DI&D team at J.S. Held is unique, having eliminated barriers between technical disciplines. Doing so fosters a multidisciplinary, client-focused, and collaborative approach, allowing our clients to leverage the strengths of our global expertise.”

> Click here to learn more about our global DI&D team and the services we deliver.

J.S. Held Opens New Office in London

We are pleased to share the opening of our new London headquarters, which will serve as a key hub for our continued expansion in EMEA.

We invite our clients and colleagues to visit our new location and look forward to the opportunities this office will bring for strengthening our relationships, fostering new partnerships, and enhancing collaboration.

J.S. Held Establishes Intellectual Property Specialty Services Group with the Acquisition of TechPats™

J.S. Held announces the acquisition of TechPats™ to complement its 2022 acquisition of Ocean Tomo, creating the industry's most comprehensive intellectual property consulting group.

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Welcome Oscar Hernández

We are pleased to welcome Oscar Hernández as a Managing Director in EMEA for our Economic Damages & Valuations practice.

Based in Madrid, Oscar has 20+ years of forensic investigations and financial consulting experience, including Big 4 accounting firm experience and being a trusted advisor in complex, international matters.

Oscar specializes in fraud and financial crimes, anti-money laundering, international arbitration, regulatory compliance, and internal investigations.

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"Sebastian is an excellent investigator.”

“He’s client focused and extremely knowledgeable.”

Welcome Greg Esslinger

We are excited to announce Greg Esslinger as our new Global Investigations Practice Lead.

Greg has 25+ years of risk, compliance, and investigative experience, including time as a practicing attorney and FBI Special Agent. Greg has led strategy development at global consulting firms, founded investigative practices, and championed D&I programs.

He will lead our Global Investigations team spanning financial services, digital investigations & discovery, business intelligence, political risk, investigations, compliance consulting, and dispute advisory.

> Click here to learn more about Greg Esslinger.

Global Leaders in Political Risk

Livia Paggi receives Band 1 ranking from Chambers and Partners for Global Political Risk.

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Global Leaders in Political Risk

Philip Worman receives Band 1 ranking from Chambers and Partners for Global Political Risk.

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Business Intelligence & Investigations in Europe

Sebastian Neave receives Band 3 ranking from Chambers and Partners for Business Intelligence & Investigations in the UK.

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J.S. Held Strengthens Construction Advisory Practice in EMEA with Aquila Forensics Acquisition

This acquisition expands and strengthens J.S. Held’s Construction Advisory services globally, amplifying the firm’s footprint in Europe.

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J.S. Held Announces Agreement with Arcadis to Acquire its UK Contract Solutions Practice Led by Gary Kitt

This addition furthers our ability to support clients in matters involving construction claims and disputes throughout Europe.

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J.S. Held Expands Global Investigations Practice with the Acquisition of GPW Group

The addition of the GPW team brings over 20 of the industry’s leading intelligence and disputes experts into J.S. Held's Global Investigations Practice and bolsters the firm's presence in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.

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J.S. Held Expands Global Forensic Architecture Services with the Acquisition of Sense Studio

Adding these expert forensic architects to our team in Europe furthers our firm's ability to support our global client base with trusted, seasoned experts in the dispute avoidance and resolution arena.

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Featured Insights

Our insights cover a variety of topics impacting businesses, society, the economy, and the environment throughout Europe. Check out our latest white papers, research reports, educational seminars, industry speaking engagements, and perspective articles by consultants in the region.

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