Disputes & Investigations | Jochen Benz
Jochen Benz
Managing Director
Disputes & Investigations | Jochen Benz
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16+ years of experience in litigation and forensic services
Worked on some of the largest forensic and litigation cases worldwide
Selected by Who's Who Legal as among Germany’s leading competition economists and arbitration expert witnesses
Selected by Global Arbitration Review as among the world’s leading commercial arbitration expert witnesses
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The worlds of litigation and forensic services are converging. All the big cases pose the inherent question of the damages and who caused them.
Jochen Benz is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal and heads the firm's Disputes and Investigations practice in Germany. He brings more than 18 years of experience in forensic accounting and forensic economics.

His primary areas of concentration include competition disputes and complex damage calculations, as well as forensic investigations. As an economist and theoretical physicist by training, he also has deep experience in the application of mathematical-statistical methods in litigation. For example, he has worked on damage claims in relation to cartels or abuse of dominant market position, breach of contracts and tort.

Mr. Benz is a forensic expert, who has carried out large-scale international forensic investigations with a focus on antitrust, regulatory, financial statement fraud and anti-bribery. He has worked on numerous assignments with regards alleged breaches of international anti-bribery law / Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for 4 DAX 30 companies. Most recently he has advised an international bank on their entire portfolio of high-risk cases where each carried financial risks above one-billion Euro.

Mr. Benz has worked with clients across a wide range of industries, including financial services, telecom, automotive, engineering, industrial goods, construction, manufacturing, transport, media, government and private equity.

Throughout his career, Mr. Benz has undertaken assignments involving international companies listed on German and international stock exchanges, and has worked on assignments throughout Europe. He brings deep expertise in preparing evidence to be used in court, for example in high-value follow-on claims. He has advised on how to effectively set up compliance programs, as well as how to strengthen and improve internal controls.

Mr. Benz earned diplomas, with distinction, in economics, business administration and theoretical physics. A German national, he is fluent in German and in English and conversational in Spanish.
Mr. Benz has been selected by Who is Who Legal as being among Germany’s leading competition economists and arbitration expert witnesses, and by Global Arbitration Review as being among the world’s leading commercial arbitration expert witnesses.