Provided by Matthew Bruce
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 multi-jurisdictional investigations for blue chip clients arising from compliance issues and allegations of bribery and corruption, fraud, money laundering and human rights abuses. 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 also has significant experience acting for clients in large scale litigation. 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 won Commercial Litigation Team of the Year 2021. He was also proud to lead a team acting for Kate Wilson, pro bono, in a landmark case in the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, which resulted in a finding of a “formidable” list of human rights breaches by the Metropolitan Police following Kate’s relationship with an undercover police officer.