A. Scott Davidson
Managing Director and Canada Market Leader
A. Scott Davidson, HBA, CPA, CA•IFA, CBV joined Duff & Phelps in 2010 (on the acquisition of Cole & Partners). He is a Managing Director in the Toronto office and leads the Canadian practice of Duff & Phelps. Scott has more than 25 years of experience in business valuation, financial advisory services and expert testimony.
Scott has been named to Who's Who Legal: Consulting Experts, a publication focused solely on identifying the world’s leading consulting experts in the category of Economic Consulting – Quantum of Damages as well as in the Canadian edition in the category of Arbitration Expert Witnesses.
Scott has completed numerous valuations of companies involved in a variety of industries for various purposes, including financial litigation support, corporate finance activities, financial reporting and income tax. He has qualified as an expert and has given evidence on business valuation, damage quantification and other financial issues in matters in various Canadian and U.S. courts, under the Arbitration Act and before the Copyright Board of Canada, the Patented Medicines Pricing Review Board and the American Arbitration Association. He has also been involved as expert in a number of European and Caribbean litigation matters. He has completed numerous expert valuation and other reports quantifying financial loss/damages pursuant to a wide variety of litigation and dispute matters, including intellectual property disputes, shareholder disputes, dissent and oppression, breach of contract and other contract disputes, product pricing, product liability, breach of fiduciary duty, securities violations and disputes, expropriation, fidelity bond and business interruption insurance claims and negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation. He was also appointed arbitrator on a major commercial dispute.
Scott has also provided financial advisory services as intermediary in corporate mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and finance transactions (including fairness opinions); transfer pricing consulting and related valuation, royalty rate determination and documentation services in connection with international corporate reorganizations, disputes and compliance matters; and investigative accounting reviews in civil and corporate matters including those relating to allegations of fraud and other abuses and falsification of financial statements.
Scott is the author of various publications, including numerous articles for professional journals and a speaker and lecturer for professional organizations.
Scott is a graduate of the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Business Valuator and CA-designated specialist in investigative and forensic accounting under the specialist certification program of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Scott is a past director of the CICA Investigative and Forensic Accounting Alliance.
Scott is also Chair of the Board of Governors of St. Clement's School, Toronto, an independent, university preparatory school for girls.