Area of Expertise

Fairness and Regulatory Opinions


Various Government Authorities require that professional opinions be provided to support certain transactions, including price setting, non-arm’s length transactions, public market listings and certain merger and acquisition purchases or divestitures.  In these situations the services of an independent expert, including a business valuator or forensic accountant are retained to provide the necessary opinions.

CHS has been retained to provide fairness and regulatory opinions in many situations.  In particular, we have been retained to assist in price setting presentations and litigation involving government regulated industries, as well as opining on the fairness of non-arm’s length arrangements involving related public companies.  Our expertise is essential in these types of matters to ensure that positions presented are fair, reasonable and well supported.  Our analysis includes reference to theoretical modelling, comparable market transactions and application of economic and business valuation concepts and techniques.  We have prepared expert reports and presented expert testimony in certain of these matters before regulatory panels and adjudicators.