FTI Consulting Launches Construction Solutions Practice in Germany with Appointment of Thomas Hofbauer as Senior Managing Director
LONDON, July 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) today announced the appointment of Thomas Hofbauer as a Senior Managing Director and Head of the firm’s Construction Solutions practice in Germany. Mr Hofbauer will be based in Munich.
Mr Hofbauer will focus on extending FTI Consulting’s Construction Solutions practice across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, known as the “DACH market,” a region of strategic and commercial importance for the construction industry. He has advised many of the region’s leading contractors throughout his 20-year career.
Mr Hofbauer is a civil engineer specialising in contract and risk analysis and has significant experience delivering reviews on assessing delay, disruption, damages and cost for large-scale projects. He has given evidence in arbitral proceedings at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, the Vienna International Arbitral Centre and the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution in Zurich, and he has acted as an expert for disputes in numerous jurisdictions.
“FTI Consulting’s Construction Solutions practice is one of the world’s largest providers of high-end expert services in the expansive global construction industry,” said Patrick McGeehin, Global Leader of the Construction Solutions practice at FTI Consulting. “The addition of Thomas continues our focus of ensuring a breadth of international construction expertise and knowledge for our clients, wherever their projects may be located.”
Alastair Farr, a Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s EMEA Construction Solutions practice, added, “We are delighted to welcome Thomas to FTI Consulting. His long-standing experience with the regional client base and deep industry knowledge will give us the best possible opportunity for success in the region and further enhance our reputation for disputes resolution in key global markets.”
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr Hofbauer was a Senior Vice President at HKA. He has a wide range of experience in strategic procurement, contract management and claims management for buildings, infrastructure, industrial, IT, power and rolling stock projects across Europe. He is a member of the Bavarian Chamber of Engineers and a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart. Mr Hofbauer has also been recognised as a leading expert by Who’s Who Legal.
“FTI Consulting’s sector expertise is what sets it apart from other firms, and I have long been aware of its prominence and reputation within the arbitration and disputes community,” Mr Hofbauer said. “I am looking forward to helping the firm as we work to enhance the practice across the region and deliver solutions to our clients.”
The Construction Solutions practice at FTI Consulting is a leading global provider of commercial management, risk-based advisory, dispute resolution services and strategic communications counsel on complex projects across all construction and engineering industries. The practice’s professionals are industry leaders who understand technical, business, regulatory and legal matters and are seasoned in giving expert testimony. They represent top talent across disciplines, including engineers, architects, accountants, quantity surveyors, planning and scheduling specialists, cost engineers, project managers and strategic communications professionals.
About FTI ConsultingFTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $1.81 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2017. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.
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