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Chemical Consulting: Litigation and Expert Witness

Highly credible, authoritative and persuasive expert testimony and analysis can be crucial in achieving a successful dispute resolution.

Built on IHS reputation for impartiality and our extensive industry intellectual capital, our team has developed extensive experience through providing expert assistance to attorneys involved in legal and litigation matters relating to the chemical, polymer, fiber and allied products industries. With experience ranging from working with engineers, regulators, business executives, to attorneys and other advisors, IHS is equipped to provide guidance throughout the entire discovery and trial processes.

Combined with the data and information in our multi-subscriber databases and reports, we can truly partner with our customers to understand what issues are relevant to the case and how they can be best presented. With our deep industry experience as well as our customized analytical approach for each engagement, IHS can deliver the most persuasive and well-grounded expert report and testimony.

We can help answer:
  • Who can support as an expert witness in an upcoming lawsuit?
  • Will my company’s interests be preserved in an upcoming dispute?
  • How do I resolve a dispute successfully?
  • What is our extent of liability in a specific process?
  • Can we prove a claim for damages related to a breach of contract?
Our capabilities include:
  • Expert witness reports and testimony
  • Litigation strategy and question formulation
  • Asset/ IP/ business valuation
  • Contract review and design
  • Bankruptcy support
  • Arbitration services
  • Damages assessment
  • Negligence determination
  • Commercial mediation

Qualifications and Experience

This list is not exhaustive and is intended to serve as an introduction to IHS Chemical Consulting’s breadth of services offered:

Project NameProject Description
Consulting Expert on the Breakup of Two Mega Chemical Company MergersTwo teams of IHS consultants focused on providing market, technical and commercial forecasts for two separate clients attempting to avoid the breakup fees of two aborted merger agreements. Consulting expertise included assessments of the major business segments of the acquisition targets, their competitive positions in the market and the current state of their businesses. This work also included locating, preparing and assisting outside industry specialists for coverage of specialty business segments not normally tracked by IHS.
Litigation Support in a $700 Million Arbitration ProceedingOur client’s rights were challenged with respect to a breach of a “right of first refusal” on chemical assets. A member of IHS staff was retained as the principal expert witness to provide direct testimony, expert witness reports and damage estimates that supported our client’s position in the proceeding.
Cumene Supply Contract DisputeIHS Consulting was retained by the Claimant in an arbitration arising from a cumene supply contract dispute. Claimant requested the arbitrators to: (1) Determine the appropriate cumene price methodology; and (2) Recover the amounts owed by respondent for its share of the fixed costs of the plant. Respondent in the first arbitration commenced the second action seeking a ruling regarding fixed cost allocations. The work included a detailed analysis and forecasting of prices, US capacity, and end use demand of cumene.
Anti-Trust ClaimsThis case alleged monopolization of the market for a high-performance fiber in the United States. IHS focused on obtaining sales and market share figures for the fiber in the United States, which were needed to substantiate defendant-third party plaintiff’s allegations. IHS prepared an expert report covering commercial aspects of the case focused on the manufacturing costs of high performance fibers and provided expert witness testimony in court.

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