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Grant Thornton launches new Economic Consulting practice

  • Date 9 Nov 2021

Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has welcomed Schellion Horn and Chris Williams as Partners, to lead the development of the firm’s new Economic Consulting practice.

Schellion Horn joins the firm as Partner with over 20 years’ experience as a competition economist assisting corporate clients, government, private equity and their legal advisors in the UK and internationally. Her experience includes large scale market investigations, subsidy control, regulatory enquiries and competition damages in an advisory and expert witness capacity. She has a keen focus on working with clients in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), infrastructure, and health and life care sciences sectors.

Chris Williams also joins the firm as Partner, with previous experience in leading Economic Consulting functions at other large accountancy and consulting firms. He has considerable experience as an economic expert witness, providing testimony in relation to the High Court, international arbitrations and competition courts in numerous countries. Chris also leads economic advisory work across the economy, with notable experience in the financial services, TMT, and consumer sectors.

Chris and Schellion will be driving the development of the firm’s new Economic Consulting practice. The practice will provide expert micro-economic advice across a number of areas including: the legal market, acting as expert witnesses in High Court disputes, international arbitration hearings and competition matters; the public sector consulting market, providing advice across policy, investment and financing; and the private sector, advising on the application of analytical economic approaches within corporate strategy, M&A, valuations and restructuring.

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