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3 Verulam Buildings

Matthew Hardwick

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 4 departments

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Banking & Finance - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Matthew Hardwick QC
Accomplished in acting both for and against an array of domestic and international banks in cases frequently concerning fraud disputes and breaches of contract. He has an established practice partly built on matters arising from the 2008 financial crash, particularly PPI and swaps mis-selling disputes.
Strengths: "He has great energy, gets on top of the facts quickly, and is so good on his feet." "He's very good and has a bit of stardust about his advocacy. A very impressive barrister." "A very insightful, very helpful and very candid barrister."
Recent work: Successfully defended Greystone against a deceit and negligence claim brought by Vincent Walsh, an ex-RBS banker, concerning a series of film investment schemes.
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Restructuring/Insolvency - London (Bar)

Band 5

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Matthew Hardwick QC
Roundly praised by market commentators for his strength in court and his client service. He habitually appears in both contentious and non-contentious insolvency cases for a diverse range of clients. He is a go-to for offshore insolvencies and has noted experience handling disputes in the British Virgin Islands.
Strengths: "He is very well organised and takes the clients through the process in a painless fashion - he is very to the point and organised."
Recent work: Instructed in Edgeworth Capital (Luxembourg) SARL v Derek Quinlan, high-value bankruptcy proceedings arising out of the financing of the Marme Group of companies and their acquisition of Santander's office complex in Madrid.
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Offshore - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Matthew Hardwick QC
A seasoned commercial litigator with extensive experience in the BVI. He is called upon for his expertise in commercial fraud and insolvency litigation. Hardwick regularly receives instructions from liquidators and creditors in insolvency procedural disputes.
Strengths: "He cuts through detail like a knife through butter." "He is effective in court, has a very nice manner and is persuasive."
Recent work: Represented dissenting investors in a USD25 million 'fair value' case following a merger in the Cayman Islands.
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)

Band 4

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Matthew Hardwick QC
Strengths: "Very user-friendly and incredibly hard-working." "He is very persuasive, responsive and quick on his feet."
Recent work: Defended ED&F Mann Capital Markets against a claim brought by SKAT, the Danish tax administration authority. The case concerned numerous defendants and related to an alleged DKK12.673 billion in fraudulent applications for the refund of dividend withholding tax.
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