Partner, Hong Kong
Matt advises financial institutions, investment banks and other clients regarding a wide range of private and regulatory disputes. Matt joined Allen & Overy in March 2003 and was seconded to Allen & Overy’s Hong Kong office from 2006-2009 where he gained local qualification. He was subsequently seconded to a major investment bank in London where he gained particular experience dealing with regulatory investigations. In September 2012 Matt transferred to Allen & Overy’s Hong Kong office to join the litigation and contentious regulatory team there. Matt advises clients in respect of contentious regulatory investigations and private causes of action. In the regulatory space, he has particular experience advising clients in the context of potential cross border market abuse, systems and controls concerns and self reporting obligations. Matt has advised a global financial institution on a significant regulatory benchmark investigation across Asia Pacific and has relevant experience in matters relating to LIBOR and other benchmarks. Outside of the regulatory sphere, Matt has particular experience in advising clients in the context of disputes arising from derivative, syndicated loan and asset management complaints. Matt also has extensive trial experience, having acted among other matters for six former non-executive directors of Equitable Life in defending one of the largest claims ever brought before the Commercial Court.
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- An ‘intent to deceive’ is all you need…
- FCA annual report 2017/18: Enforcement highlights
- Clarification on regulatory expectations and enforcement actions by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission
- Revisiting cooperation with the Hong Kong SFC: A carrot not a stick?
- Singapore: Adding to the alphabet soup of accountability regimes
Second Circuit Narrows FCPA’s Reach Yet Enforcement Risk Remains - aoinvestigationsinsight.com/second-circuit…
FCA annual report 2017/18: Enforcement highlights - aoinvestigationsinsight.com/fca-annual-rep…
The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018: The UK Sanctions and AML regimes after Brexit - aoinvestigationsinsight.com/sanctions_aml_…
Know Your GDPR: self-reporting and enforcement considerations for contentious regulatory lawyers - aoinvestigationsinsight.com/know-your-gdpr…
Crypto-crime: The new risks of financial crime in the time of cryptoassets - aoinvestigationsinsight.com/crypto-crime-t…