Byrne and Partners LLP

Matthew Frankland

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Founding partner, Byrne and Partners, specialising in the defence of national and international fraud and regulatory investigations and prosecutions. Matthew acts for corporates and individuals with an emphasis on avoiding prosecutions wherever possible.

He has advised at government level in several matters, including a major UN criminal investigation and many matters arising within the oil and gas industry. He has defended many cases with multi-jurisdictional issues (Greece, Africa, Ukraine, Russia, UAE and USA) so has substantial interaction with the US Department of Justice and SEC. Matthew advises clients on all aspects of criminal law, including corruption, tax and VAT, cartel offences, market abuse and city fraud. He advises in money laundering investigations and prosecutions and has extensive experience of confiscation, restraint, receivership and forfeiture proceedings (ranked Band 1 POCA section). He recently led the defence in two separate SFO Libor prosecutions. Matthew is also a top ranked solicitor and a member of the Hall of Fame in Legal 500.


Qualified in 1991. Partner Titmuss Sainer Dechert 1998. Co-Founder of Byrne and Partners Feb 2003.

Professional Memberships

Criminal Law Solicitors' Association, The Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers, Criminal Appeal Lawyers Association, Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association.