David Falkenstern



Managing Director, Delay Expert, Testifying Expert

David Falkenstern is a managing director in the Expert Services practice, based in the London office. He is a civil engineer with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He specializes in providing expert advice and consultation on major construction projects in the areas of programming, programme assessment, planning, productivity, time impact, delay and disruption, with a focus on resolving disputes.

Prior to joining Kroll, David was a partner at Blackrock Expert Services, which was acquired by Kroll in 2020.

Before becoming an expert, David worked as a civil engineer, cost estimator and planner for the construction of an underground rail project, underground pipeline and pump station project, and other large civil engineering projects. His planning experience includes planning the construction works related to a combined cycle power station, a 50-story residential high-rise and an urban light rail project.

David has worked with contractors, engineers and owners from all over the world to consult on matters related to claims, construction programming and scheduling, contract disputes, project controls and project management. He has been appointed as an independent expert focused on forensic delay analysis, giving both written and oral evidence on matters of programming and project delay in construction disputes in arbitration, adjudication and mediation. He has experience in major construction projects across a broad range of industries including commercial property development, petrochemical, power generation, oil and gas, nuclear power and transportation.

He has been cross examined in arbitral hearings on numerous occasions and regularly supports clients in disputes and arbitrations before the ICC and LCIA, as well as in ad-hoc arbitrations.

Expert Services

Independent expert analysis, testimony, advice and investigations for complex disputes and projects.

Construction Expert Services

Expert analysis, testimony and advice for construction and engineering disputes and projects.

Commercial and Economic Disputes Expert Services

Kroll excels in assessing financial loss and damages in complex commercial litigation, and offers robust analysis and testimony in M&A and post-acquisition matters.