Recently recognized by Who’s Who Legal as one of the Most Highly Regarded Expert Witnesses in Arbitration for 2017 and among the top five Most Highly Regarded Experts in Economic Consulting – Quantum of Damages for 2016.
Dr. Manuel A. Abdala is a Ph.D. in economics from Boston University and an Executive Vice President with Compass Lexecon. He has provided written and oral expert testimony in more than 130 international arbitration cases, many of them involving treaty disputes between private investors and governments on topics related to damage valuation, as well as opinions on government conduct vis-a-vis investors’ expectations and regulatory standards. He also has substantial experience in commercial arbitrations in shareholder disputes, competition clauses, property damages, and political risk insurance claims. He has published extensively on topics covering infrastructure economic regulation, institutional design, utility privatization and valuation, industry structure, and competition policy. Dr. Abdala has completed projects on ex-post privatization analysis in several countries, including various research studies led by the World Bank. He has conducted numerous works and studies for private companies and public institutions related to business valuation, damage analysis, and regulatory analysis of infrastructure projects in multiple countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa.