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Practice Summary

Matthew has a broad commercial practice across Chambers' profile. During 2021, he acted on two of The Lawyer’s “Top 20 Cases for 2021”: Pipia v BGEO and ENRC v Dechert. He is currently instructed to appear in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in the long running Crociani trust dispute and to act for Bank of America in part of the ongoing Italian swaps litigation.

Matthew’s work covers all of Chambers’ core practice areas, including arbitration, banking and finance, commercial litigation, civil fraud, energy and natural resources and restitution.

In addition to working as part of a counsel team in the Commercial Court and UK Supreme Court, Matthew has also appeared unled in the High Court, County Court and Magistrates Court. He has advised as sole counsel on a number of disputes in matters ranging from insolvency and unfair prejudice to consultancy agreements and consumer contracts. Much of his work has involved the legal consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, including force majeure, frustration, “Material Adverse Change” clauses and involuntary bailments.

Matthew has a particular interest in cases involving commercial trusts, fiduciary duties, the conflict of laws and restitution, having previously taught and published in these areas.  He currently teaches at the University of Oxford on the BCL Restitution of Unjust Enrichment course.