Numerous unfair prejudice petitions (under s. 994 of the Companies Act 2006) on behalf of both minority and majority shareholders. Matthew has been involved in many claims from inception to resolution.
Derivative claims: Matthew is the author of the chapter in Gore-Browne on Companies, the leading company law textbook, on derivative claims.
Matthew has a broad and growing commercial litigation practice. His significant experience of company and insolvency law gives him a strong foundation for wider commercial dispute resolution. He appears in all divisions of the High Court, including the Commercial Court. Matthew has participated in many mediations and has experience of arbitration tribunals.
A successfully concluded LCIA arbitration with satellite litigation in the BVI involving a very substantial Russian business.
Various commercially sensitive litigation in connection with the government banking bail-outs.
Breach of warranty claims arising out of share sale agreements: Wedge v ADP Dental Limited, which raised questions of the impact of illegality on warranties and disclosure statements.
Obtaining freezing injunctions in connection with a tax dispute: Re Crown United Group Limited (2011).
Applications disputing the Court’s jurisdiction under the Brussels and Lugano Conventions or the Judgments Regulation: Ray v Runewitsch (2012).
Multi-track trials in connection with the winding up of dissolved partnerships: Maxwell v Kay (2012); Tang v Chung (2011).
A pre-action disclosure application in connection with an auditor’s negligence claim: AssetCo plc v Grant Thornton (25 January 2013, unreported; Commercial Court).
Enforcement of foreign judgments in England.
Appearing in the Commercial Court in respect of CPR Part 71 examination on behalf of the officers of a company subject to a substantial unsatisfied arbitration award. Matthew has conducted numerous CPR Part 71 examinations in other cases, including cases with an international element.