Secretariat International is a specialty consulting firm providing independent advisory services and expert testimony to clients involved in disputes or litigation related to construction delays or damages. Secretariat’s international team of expert consultants has extensive experience across a wide range of projects – from smaller, local matters to multi-billion dollar, public megaprojects.
Large, Consistent Market Across Cycles: JLL identified expert dispute resolution services as an attractive sub-sector within the broader legal services industry in part due to the fact that it exhibits resilient through-cycle performance. During the 2008 downtown, the number of disputes filed with the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) increased from 599 in 2007 to 817 in 2009 (a CAGR of approximately 17%).
High Quality Company Positioned for Continued Growth: Secretariat has a strong reputation in the dispute resolution advisory arena and a consistent track record of assisting on large-scale, complex cases due to its ability to deliver high-quality technical analyses, testimony and client services. We believe that continued growth will be driven by expanding Secretariats’ platform of services and recruiting additional senior-level testifying experts.
Partnership with Management: JLL partnered with Secretariat’s founder and management team who established and built the company. Secretariat management retained a significant stake in the business, fully aligning their interests with JLL.