Founding partner at Byrne and Partners specialising in the defence of national and international fraud and regulatory investigations and prosecutions. Matthew acts on behalf of corporate and individual clients with a particular emphasis on avoiding prosecutions wherever possible and challenging the conduct of prosecutors. He has advised at government level in connection with several matters including a major UN criminal investigation and many disputes and prosecutions arising within the oil and gas industry. He has conducted many investigations and prosecutions with multi-jurisdictional issues including Greece, various African nations, Ukraine, Russia, the UAE and the USA causing him to have substantial interaction with the US Department of Justice and SEC. He advises clients in matters arising from all aspects of criminal law including corruption, tax and VAT, cartel offences, market abuse and city fraud. He consequently advises in large money laundering investigations and prosecutions and, has extensive experience of Crown Court and High Court confiscation, restraint, receivership and forfeiture proceedings. he is only one of two leading financial crime specialists who is also ranked in the top tier of POCA and asset forfeiture work. He recently led the defence in two separate SFO Libor prosecutions.
Law Society, Criminal Law Solicitors' Association, The Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers, Criminal Appeal Lawyers Association, Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association.
Qualified in 1991. Partner Titmuss Sainer Dechert 1998. Co-Founder of Byrne and Partners Feb 2003.
Born 1964. Attended University of Wales. Resides in London.