Matthew focuses on (1) commercial litigation and arbitration (2) commercial chancery & company law (3) product liability (4) civil fraud (5) professional negligence and (6) offshore work.
He has significant experience in economic torts and conspiracy claims and also has a niche practice in shareholder-employee claims. Much of his work is international in nature, often involving conflicts of law and jurisdictional issues. An experienced trial advocate, whose cases often straddle various areas of commercial law.
He speaks French, German and Spanish.
Recent cases: Syndicate Bank v Dansingani & Ors  EWHC 3439 (Ch) (undue influence); Palmer Birch v Lloyd & Anr  4 WLR 164 – economic torts (procuring breach of contract, unlawful means conspiracy); Goknur v Organic Village Ltd  EWHC 2201 (product liability/deceit); Naqvi v Harris Cartier & Ors  EWHC 3042 (QB) (professional negligence); Ang v Reliantco Investments Ltd  3 WLR 161 (jurisdiction challenge); Kupeli v (1) Kibris Turk Hava Yollari Sirketi  4 All ER 434;  1 WLR 1235 (group litigation).
Oxford University (French & German – 1st Class). Called: 2004.
COMBAR, IBA, Commercial Litigation Association, Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association.
"Product Recall in the EU" chapter in the International Product Law Manual (Kluwer). Various articles.