Matthew Lawson is a partner in the Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group in London. He has a broad-based commercial litigation and contentious regulatory practice acting for large corporates, financial institutions and the major accountancy firms.
He has particular expertise handling complex, high value disputes, often with a multi-jurisdictional element and regularly acts for clients in internal investigations and those facing investigations and proceedings by domestic and overseas regulators. In this context, he has represented clients in regulatory or professional disciplinary investigations and proceedings by the Public Companies Accounting Oversight Board and the Securities and Exchange Commission in the United States, the UK's Financial Reporting Council, Financial Conduct Authority and Serious Fraud Office, as well as regulatory authorities in Europe.
Matthew also regularly advises corporate, financial services and accountancy clients on risk management issues, standard terms and conditions, liability structures and their insurance arrangements (including advice on policy wording, coverage disputes and captive insurance arrangements). He has spent a period of time seconded to the global in-house legal team of a Big 4 accounting firm.
Matthew has been consistently recognised in Chambers as being "singled out for his levels of expertise and concentration in delivering a fantastic service" and "a very good analytical lawyer...responsive, practical and easy to deal with."