Luke Steadman
Managing Director
Luke Steadman | Forensic Accounting | Disputes & Investigations
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20+ years as a forensic accountant specialising in expert accounting evidence for international arbitration
Acted as party-appointed and tribunal-appointed expert on 30+ matters and provided oral evidence in hearings
Also acts in domestic litigation and investigation work
Profiled as a leading expert in forensic accounting and international arbitration by Global Arbitration Review / Who's Who Legal
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Luke Steadman is a Managing Director in Alvarez & Marsal's Disputes and Investigations practice in London. He has more than 20 years of professional accounting experience as a forensic accountant focusing on dispute resolution, expert testimony, investigations and disputes across Europe, Asia and the United States.

His experience in international arbitration covers ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and ICDR rules as well as ad hoc and specialist centers such as London Maritime, Dubai and Singapore. He has acted as both party-appointed and tribunal-appointed expert on more than 30 matters over the past five years and has provided both solo and concurrent oral evidence in hearings in London, Warsaw and Dubai. Written and oral evidence has included considerations of quantum, valuation and the accounting treatment of complex transactions under international, U.S. and U.K. Accounting Standards and Principles.

As an expert in accounting and valuation, Mr. Steadman also provides expert evidence in domestic courts and has appeared in the High Court on many occasions. He continues to receive instruction in High Court matters and has also appeared as an expert on accounting concepts and principles in the First-tier Tax Tribunal.

With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Steadman is also known for leading complex many-handed accounting investigations and asset recovery matters. He has led accounting investigations on both sides of the Atlantic, and in the U.S. he has considerable experience in dealing with U.S. regulators and prosecutors following investigations of fraud and accounting irregularities at major U.S. companies. In Asia, Mr. Steadman acted as an expert in a high-profile failed investment scheme, while in the U.K. he has carried out a number of wide-ranging investigations of accounting irregularities on behalf of U.K. companies, insurers and investors.

In the public sector, Mr. Steadman saw regular appointments by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry as an inspector in matters of insider dealing and in the conduct of statutory company investigations under U.K. legislation, as well as providing assistance on accounting, fraud and other issues to major regulators.

Prior to joining Alvarez & Marsal, Mr. Steadman was the head of the fraud and forensic accounting investigations team at a global consulting firm.

Mr. Steadman earned degrees in history from Durham University and in law from the University of London. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).