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“Dedicated litigation experts with experience in handling every element of large-scale and highly complex commercial disputes, frequently involving multiple parties and jurisdictions.”

Chambers UK 2019

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“Prominent dispute resolution boutique with a strong record acting on behalf of claimants against major banks and financial institutions in complex litigation matters.”

Chambers UK 2019

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“A highly specialised dispute resolution firm, with a strong focus on large, complex and often cross-border cases.”

The Legal 500 UK 2019

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Dispute resolution boutique Signature Litigation LLP handles large, high-profile professional negligence claims, often with a cross-border element, for claimants and defendants.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

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“The practice advises on all aspects of large-scale banking litigation.”

The Legal 500 UK 2019

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“The hallmarks of the team are that they are responsive, commercial, conflict-free, flexible … a client gets Magic Circle quality.”

Chambers UK 2019

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“They have a lot of experience in multi-jurisdictional, high-value litigation. They are a boutique firm that is growing in size considerably but which can still provide a personal, flexible service.”

Chambers UK 2019

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“Adept at handling multiparty and cross-border disputes, particularly those related to banking.”

Chambers UK 2019

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“Their advice is sound and their strategic approach is excellent. I would recommend them without hesitation.”

Chambers UK 2019

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“The firm is extremely focused on high-quality litigation”.

Chambers UK 2019

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“Noted expertise in handling cases related to alleged benchmark manipulation and mis-selling, as well as significant shareholder disputes”.

Chambers UK 2019

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“A first-class firm with a positive, collaborative culture of integrity”.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

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Dedicated litigation experts with experience in handling every element of large scale and highly complex commercial disputes, frequently involving multiple parties and jurisdictions.

Chambers UK 2019

Biography

Matt is a commercial litigator with experience representing corporations and financial institutions in complex multi-jurisdictional and multi-party High Court disputes. Matt previously worked in financial crime prevention and has rights of audience in the Higher Courts of England and Wales.

Matt trained and qualified at Signature. Since joining the firm in January 2013 he has been involved in some of the largest and highest profile cases in the London litigation market. Cases Matt has acted on featured in The Lawyer’s “Top 20 Cases of the Year” for four consecutive years.

Matt has recently been interviewed in relation to the Getting the Deal Through: Complex Commercial Litigation 2019, a comprehensive and practical guide to the factors commercial parties may wish to examine when considering a litigation.

Matt has long undertaken pro bono work, including volunteering at the National Centre for Domestic Violence and law clinic Waterloo Legal Advice Service.

Experience

Commercial Litigation

  • Acting for Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation in relation to a civil claim brought by the Serious Fraud Office. This case has been recognised as one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2017.
  • Acting for Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation regarding a costs claim against alleged overcharging by Dechert LLP. In January 2017, the High Court ruled that the dispute would proceed to a full costs hearing for the fees accrued.
  • Assisting on major worldwide litigation over the ownership of assets worth approximately $1.5 billion for an Eastern European Client.

Financial and Banking Disputes

  • Acting on the RBS Rights Issue Litigation – claims brought by a large institutional and retail claimant group in complex group litigation against RBS and its former directors.
  • Assisting on a matter for an investment bank on a number of claims brought in the Commercial Court against an AIM listed entity in relation to fee arrangements and the construction of particular terms within M&A engagement agreements, including proceedings in the Court of Appeal.

Property

  • At a previous firm, assisting on the controversial Superstrike Ltd v Rodrigues [2013] EWCA Civ 669, a decision which led to Parliament enacting the Deregulation Bill.

Areas of Expertise

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