“They are quite commercial in their approach and don’t escalate matters; rather they find the most efficient way to deal with things”

Chambers UK 2020

“A highly respected litigation boutique with expertise in a wide range of contentious corporate matters”

Chambers UK 2020

“They can really go toe to toe with magic circle firms”

Chambers UK 2020

“An excellent boutique litigation firm”

Chambers UK 2020

“They have really had our backs in a very innovative way”

Chambers UK 2020

“They are absolutely brilliant – very good at the big picture, very effective communicators and very easy to get on with.”

Chambers UK 2020

“Signature has provided us with steady-handed advice and I can honestly recommend their tightly-knit team to anyone in need of sound legal advice”

Chambers UK 2020

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

Chambers UK 2020

“Well known for its representation of oligarchs and other high net worth individuals”

Chambers UK 2020

“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 2020

“The amount of deep thought that goes into each piece of work is extraordinary”

Chambers UK 2020

“Brilliant client care coupled with sound legal judgement”

Chambers UK 2020

Signature “has developed a deep bench of talent, which means even with the high demand for their services they consistently maintain a high quality”

Chambers UK 2020

“Highly responsive, intelligent and commercially astute lawyers”

Chambers UK 2020

“They demonstrate the ability to formulate, plan and implement a sophisticated global strategy”

Chambers UK 2020

“They are impressive in the way they deal with very complex cases”

Chambers UK 2020

The Firm’s “tactical and strategic vision is unparalleled, and the practice has a great range of partners and associates”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“A strong focus on large, complex cases that are often cross-border”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“A highly experienced team of partners who have in-depth knowledge of commercial dispute resolution”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“Outstandingly successful”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“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

“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

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

The Legal 500 UK 2019

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

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

The Legal 500 UK 2019

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

Chambers UK 2019

“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

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

Chambers UK 2019

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

Chambers UK 2019

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

Chambers UK 2019

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

Chambers UK 2019

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

The Legal 500 UK 2019

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.

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