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Diego is an auditor and forensic economist specialized in litigation and crisis situations, being an expert in: (i) the preparation and ratification of expert witness reports; (ii) fraud prevention, detection and investigation; and (iii) in advising on financial and operational restructuring processes.

Trajectory and professional experience

Diego has more than 18 years of professional experience:

  • In 2001 he joined KPMG where he specialized in the auditing of retail and consumption companies (Dia, Alcampo, Makro, Promod, Fun & Basics, Motorola, JSP, Telepizza, Rodilla and Comess Group).

  • In 2008 he became part of the Crisis Management department of PwC, which included Forensic and Restructuring practices.

During this stage he has participated in more than 100 projects, preparing and ratifying expert witness reports for use in arbitration and legal proceedings in practically all jurisdictions. He has also led restructuring processes in various sectors (construction, concessions and real estate, gymnasiums, shipping and renewable energies) in which debt has been refinanced for more than 1,000 million euros.

 

Preparation and ratification of Expert Witness Reports

Diego has acted as an expert witness in several legal proceedings and commercial arbitrations.

He has extensive experience in: (i) disputes arising from M&A transactions (compliance with conditions precedent and guarantees, price adjustments, accounting problems) and agreements between shareholders; (ii) claims for damages (consequential damages and loss of profits) due to contractual breaches (agency and distribution agreements, unfair competition); (iii) disputes arising in the constitution and extinction of joint ventures; (iv) responsibility of administrators; (v) economic rebalancing of concessions; and (vi) as well as in disputes arising in the execution of turnkey projects and infrastructures.

Corporate Fraud

Diego has acted as advisor and expert in various investigations of corporate fraud in financial institutions intervened by the FROB, multinationals in various sectors (textiles, consumption, hospitals and infrastructure) and in public companies, which have led to various criminal proceedings for appropriation undue, property uprising, bribes and unfair competition, among others.

He has also advised various entities on matters of compliance and the development of crime prevention and detection models.

Mediation and arbitration

Diego has experience as a mediator and expert in disputes of an economic nature related to: (i) compliance with conditions precedent, guarantees, accounting interpretations and adjustments to the price in transactions; and (ii) in disputes between joint ventures partners regarding the valuation of the contributions and liquidations both in the constitution and in the dissolution of the same.

Academic training and Acreditations

Diego holds a Diploma in Business Studies from the Complutense University of Madrid and a degree in Business Administration and Management from the Rey Juan Carlos University.

He is a member of the Official Register of Account Auditors (ROAC No. 21,516) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICJCE), after passing the access examination in 2008.

Diego is a registered economist at the Economists' Association of Madrid (no. 26,363), has an expert diploma in accounting and auditing issued by the Register of Economists Auditors (REA) of the General Council of Economists of Madrid and has the certification of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) after passing the access examination (CIA) in 2004.

He has been a trainer of the Audit Master of the Complutense University of Madrid and a speaker in various events related to auditing, expert evidence and the investigation and prevention of business fraud.

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