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Financial Crime: Corporates - London (Firms)
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Matthew is a partner in the London dispute resolution practice and is co-head of Freshfields’ global investigations group and its corporate crime practice.
Matthew has led a number of major corporate investigations for blue chip clients arising from compliance issues and allegations of bribery and corruption, fraud and money laundering. Recent matters, across a range of sectors, have engaged Asia, the Middle East, former CIS territories and Africa. In addition to advising clients on compliance and internal investigations, he is experienced in dealing with external regulators and authorities all over the world, including matters before the UK Serious Fraud Office. Matthew regularly works closely with colleagues in the US, continental Europe and Asia in managing multi-jurisdictional investigations and the issues that arise.
Matthew also has significant experience acting for clients in large scale litigation. Most recently, he led the team that successfully represented WEX Inc in a landmark $1.7bn contractual dispute in the English Commercial Court arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, which is now one of the leading cases on material adverse effect clauses in English law (Travelport v WEX).
Matthew has been a partner at Freshfields since 2012.
Matthew received a first-class degree in Law from Trinity Hall, Cambridge.