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Managing Director at Duff & Phelps
Christopher Bakewell specialises in helping clients to navigate complex economic issues by providing them with financial and valuation analyses, licensing-related consulting services and expert testimony in the context of business disputes.
Mr Bakewell’s client assignments have included the valuation and strategic management of businesses and IP rights, the valuation of companies and intangible assets in connection with business transactions, licensing, transaction-related advice and due diligence, as well as audits and investigations.
Mr Bakewell also has deep experience in matters involving patent infringement, breach of contract, trade secret theft, diminution of business value, trademark and copyright infringement, injunctive relief, international trade issues, antitrust and unfair competition. Mr Bakewell is qualified and has testified as an expert witness in various forums, including federal court, state court, arbitration, the International Trade Commission and the US Patent Trial and Appeals Board.
Mr Bakewell has a unique background in that his career has been split between consulting and industry. This background enables him to bring a pragmatic and experienced approach to solving complex financial problems. His clients range from inventors and start-ups to many of the world’s leading companies.
Mr Bakewell is the author or co-author of several publications on the subjects of valuation and licensing, and often speaks on these subjects. For example, he co-authored a chapter on IP damages in The Cost of Capital, a leading valuation textbook.
Mr Bakewell earned an MBA in finance from the Robert H Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland at College Park, where he was a graduate fellow, and a BS with high honours from Bradley University. He also holds the designations of accredited senior appraiser from the American Society of Appraisers and certified licensing professional from the Licensing Executives Society.
Mr Bakewell is a managing director and city leader of Duff & Phelps’s Houston office and leads the firm’s IP disputes and advisory services practice.