James Dow

Senior Consultant

London | Paris

James Dow is a Senior Consultant at Compass Lexecon based in London and Paris, and a Professor of Finance at the London Business School.

James brings more than 20 years’ experience as a quantum expert to the firm’s European Corporate Finance and International Arbitration practices. As a leading academic, he has deep knowledge of academic research and experience working with arbitrators on research processes and detailed analytics.

James is a Professor of Finance at London Business School who has published research on a variety of topics on financial markets and corporate finance, including the effects of limited arbitrage capital, leverage on market liquidity and dynamics, management incentives and shareholder value. His research is published in a number of journals, including The Journal of Political Economy, The American Economic Review, The Review of Economic Studies, Econometrica, The Journal of Finance, and The Review of Financial Studies.

Before joining Compass Lexecon, James has consulted with large energy companies and a wide range or other businesses on valuation, the cost of capital, corporate governance, corporate finance and expert testimony. In addition, he has acted as quantum expert on a variety of topics in a number of high-profile cases including arbitrations brought by a leading hedge fund against Korea, by former Yukos shareholders against Russia, by oil companies against Ecuador, and by bank mortgage lenders against Croatia. These arbitrations have involved a broad variety of issues in valuation methodology, corporate governance, conglomerates and mergers.

James previously held positions at the University of Pennsylvania and the European University Institute in Florence. He earned a PhD in Economics from Princeton University, as well as a MA and BA in Economics from Cambridge University.

James's native language is English, and also speaks French (fluent) and Italian (good).

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    • PhD in Economics, Princeton University
    • MA in Economics, Cambridge University
    • BA in Economics, Cambridge University

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