Ermelinda Beqiraj

Ermelinda Beqiraj

Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Ermelinda advises clients and their legal advisors in disputes arising from breaches of contract, transactions (including breach of warranty claims) and investment treaties, in a range of sectors including: energy, mining, telecoms, financial services, construction, transport, healthcare and consumer products. She has a particular focus on disputes arising in emerging markets, particularly Central & Eastern Europe.

Ermelinda is also experienced in advising clients during the sale or purchase of businesses, in respect of the preparation and review of completion accounts or earn-out statements, as well as throughout the expert determination process.

Highlights of Ermelinda's experience include:

  • Assisting a client in the assessment of damages arising from the breach of a PPP contract for the construction of a railway in South Korea (ICC Arbitration).
  • Providing assistance to a multinational company involved in international arbitration (under LCIA rules) related to delays and disruption to the construction of a grain processing plant.
  • Providing assistance to a Swiss multinational company involved in international arbitration (under ICC rules) related to delays and disruption suffered during the construction of a power plant in Greece.
  • Assisting a large Russian conglomerate in international arbitration proceedings related to the dissolution of a joint venture agreement and establishing whether the assets transferred to the joint-venture had been overstated through fraud or other malpractice.
  • Advising the acquirer of a luxury goods business in relation to a major Completion Accounts dispute.
  • Advising the vendor of an engineering business in relation to disputed earn-out accounts.

Principal industry sector experience:

  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Retail and Consumer
  • Industrial Products

 

Specialism

  • Forensic services disputes