“Solum provided expert, precise and timely support in a difficult and challenging Asian investigation into alleged market manipulation on a major stock exchange. Their assistance – and a detailed expert report provided to the regulators – was invaluable in helping us guide a major US investment bank through the matter.”
Martin Rogers, Litigation Partner, Davis Polk Wardwell
“As Administrators to Lehman Brothers European business, we have had the benefit of working very closely with the team at Solum over a nine year period on a variety of disputes and in a number of cases as independent expert taking into account market standards and practices. The Solum team routinely provided a robust and credible view to the Administrators of the potential feasible range of values underpinning a number of complex structured and derivative products thereby providing a significant level of support to validate (or re-evaluate) and ultimately conclude our significant counterparty resolution activities.
We have also worked with the Solum team across our approach to valuation generally to ensure that the methodologies applied are fitting, defendable and appropriate as a basis to deal with our counterparties in an appropriate way. We have found the Solum experience to be current in terms of market activities; balanced to ensure their views remain independent, where necessary; and critical to achieve our administration objectives.”
Russell Downs, Joint Administrator, Lehman Brothers (International) Europe
“It was a pleasure to work with the Solum team. Solum were engaged as CMBS and derivatives experts in relation to high profile litigation which involved allegations of interest rate swaps mis-selling against one of the UK’s largest banks. Solum’s highly forensic and meticulous approach was evident from the outset, and resulted in a report of a very high quality. I would be delighted to work with Solum again in the future.”
John McElroy, Litigation Partner, Hausfeld
“It is the hands on approach and also very down to earth manner that Solum has which comes across very well in the court room. They don’t try and blind anyone with science – they try to explain things in sort of comprehensible and easy to understand ways which is a winner with the judge.”
Andrew Lafferty, Litigation Partner, Fieldfisher
“What Solum has is individuals whohave actually traded or structured the products that are central to these disputes and therefore they are able to give first hand compelling evidence to the court of nuances of these instruments and the way the market treated them.”
“Solum’s experts cover a variety of financial products. They work in teams in order to provide a comprehensive and user-friendly service”.
Rory Conway, Litigation Partner, Linklaters
“Solum have exhibited excellent understanding of their remit and conscientiously and expertly carried it out, whilst at all times retaining the appropriate degree of expert detachment and objectivity.”