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Forensic Accountant ADVISORY FORENSIC Issue 33 Winter 2008/09 Valuation issues at the heart of the banking crisis Will 2009 be a busy year for commercial disputes? Price fixing and cartel investigations: the importance of finding relevant data quickly The rate to use when inflating up claims for loss to the date of award - part 2
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Forensic Accountant 2 Issue 33 Winter 2008/2009 © 200 9 KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, is a subsidiary of KPMG Europe LLP and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved.
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Contents 4 Editorial Jonathan Lovell 6 Valuation issues at the heart of the banking crisis Bill Robinson 10 Will 2009 be a busy year for commercial disputes? Matthew Reiter Arno Thuerig Joost Italianer Gerrie Lenting Rens Rozekrans 16 Price fixing and cartel investigations: the importance of finding relevant data quickly Alex Dunstan-Lee Günter Degitz 19 The rate to use when inflating claims for loss to the date of award - part 2 John Ellison James Maycock 5 9 Uwe Hornung Dr Jürgen Johannes Witte Rüdiger Birkental David Cavender Nick Andrews The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of KPMG LLP (UK) Forensic Accountant 3 Issue 33 Winter 2008/2009 © 200 9 KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, is a subsidiary of KPMG Europe LLP and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved.
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Editorial Jonathan Lovell Welcome to the winter 2008/2009 edition of Forensic Accountant , exploring some of the key issues currently impacting on the litigation and dispute resolution landscape. Forensic Accountant 4 Issue 33 Winter 2008/2009 © 2008 KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, is a subsidiary of KPMG Europe LLP and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved.
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Forensic Accountant 5 Issue 33 Winter 2008/2009 A year ago, few people would have predicted the current state of the economy, and the seismic changes first seen within the financial services sector, and now spreading across most industries as the recessionary environment bites across the world. This issue of Forensic Accountant considers in more depth how this situation came about, how it might develop in the near future, and what it means for the legal sector. The consensus view is that the root cause of the current economic conditions was the substantial property price deflation in the US and elsewhere, and the consequent losses suffered by financial institutions given liberal lending practices of the recent past. What are less well understood are the mechanisms by which the underlying loan losses were magnified so savagely and immediately that it seems only urgent injections of huge quantities of public funds into banks around the world has prevented wholesale collapse. In the first of our articles,
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