Mathew qualified as an advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey in February 2011, where he appears regularly on complex commercial and trusts disputes and insolvency/restructuring matters. Substantive court work over the past 12 months includes acting for the joint administrators of a Guernsey company holding significant mining rights through subsidiaries, advising beneficiaries of a high value trust seeking to remove the trustees, and acting for trustees of a family trust with liquidity and sustainability issues. At present Mathew is acting for the insolvency office holders of Providence, a regulated Guernsey fund which was used as Ponzi scheme, in a high profile litigation-funded claim against the fund's auditors. Mathew also has experience of civil cases involving proceeds of crime, sanctions and anti-money laundering legislation. Mathew is ranked by Chambers & Partners (tier 2) and by Legal 500 (leading individual).
Mathew joined the firm in 2008 from global firm DLA Piper where he was a member of the Restructuring Group. Mathew is a qualified commercial mediator and is a member of the executive committee of ARIES, the local chapter of INSOL International. He is a member of the Guernsey insolvency law reform committee, the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3) and is an overseas member of the Chancery Bar Association. Mathew is also a member of the editorial board of International Corporate Rescue magazine. He is currently studying for INSOL International's Global Insolvency Practice Course.
2011 - Guernsey
2002 - England & Wales