A. Scott Davidson, HBA, CPA, CA•IFA, CBV is a managing director for the Disputes and Investigations practice. His practice is focused on Canadian Disputes, Investigations and Valuations.

Based in Toronto, Scott has more than 25 years of experience in business valuation, financial advisory services and expert testimony. He 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.

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 Canadian edition in the category of Arbitration Expert Witnesses.

He has qualified as an expert and has given evidence on business valuation, loss quantification and other financial issues in matters in various Court, arbitrations, regulatory hearings and the like in Canada and the United States. He has also been retained as an expert in a number of international arbitration matters. He has completed numerous expert valuation and other reports quantifying financial loss/damages pursuant to a wide variety of litigation and disputes matters, including intellectual property disputes, shareholder disputes, dissent and oppression, breach of contract and other contract disputes, post acquisition purchase price 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 has also acted as arbitrator.

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 and royalty rate determination 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 graduated from the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator and a designated specialist in investigative and forensic accounting under the specialist certification program of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants.

Certifications

  • Chartered Professional Accountant
  • Chartered Business Valuator
  • Designated Specialist in investigative and forensic accounting under the specialist certification program of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants

Education

  • Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario

Other

  • Chair of the Board of Governors of St. Clement's School, Toronto, an independent, university preparatory school for girls

 
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