Expert witness and advisory support
In addition to providing specialist research services and expert testimony in
international border disputes, Menas Associates also provides advisory services
clients engaged in major commercial arbitration cases. We offer clients a
combination of independent international expertise supported by essential local
knowledge and high-level local contacts.
Our reputation and experience enable Menas to mobilise experts through our
extensive network of contacts at universities, research centres, specialist
publications and associated consulting firms. The depth and flexibility of this
is particularly important when we provide paralegal and expert witness support
services for lawyers and insurance underwriters engaged on major commercial
We work with both insurance companies and insured companies on large-scale
claims to determine whether the claim arose from political or normal commercial
In the case of commercial disputes, we can provide expert testimony on
political, historical and business dynamics in the jurisdiction concerned, or
support on appropriate engagement strategies with in-country counterparties
governments, state-owned enterprises).
Over several years, Menas Associates has undertaken research and provided expert
witnesses for major insurance claims and commercial arbitration cases involving
projects in Central Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
For example, we spent many years advising on the vast oil cases before the
Iran–United States Claims Tribunal.