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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- Culture, compliance and corporate governance in the new decade
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- What are the key themes in the Final Report of the Australian Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry?
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- Who, what, where? The extra-territorial scope of the new FCA and PRA Senior Managers Regime
Last year the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner expressed concern that Hong Kong runs the risk of being left behind as… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
This year marks the beginning of a new decade, challenging us to look back at the progress the business community h… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Key changes to UK anti-money laundering regulation are taking effect today. Most affected are the new types of busi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
The Australian Law Reform Commission has authored a discussion paper into criminal responsibility in Australia. Amo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…