Matthew’s specialism is complex litigation and international arbitration. He will be working closely with Huw Wallis, Euan Palmer and Russell Strong; “I hope to build up my own specialism at the crossroads of law, art and technology. I have previously worked on some cutting-edge cryptocurrency matters, as well as a number of cases regarding cultural heritage issues, plus fraud and contract disputes, and I would like to expand on this experience.”
When asked what drew him to the Greenwoods Disputes team, he said: “I was drawn to the opportunity to work on high-quality matters with an ambitious and talented team. The firm has a brilliant reputation, and I was keen to develop my practice in such a supportive environment.
I look forward to bringing my range of experience to enhance the team’s reputation further. I will also be putting my higher rights advocacy skills to use, adding another string to the department’s bow.”
Huw Wallis, Head of Disputes for Greenwoods, said: “Matthew joining our team is a huge win, and we are excited to see his talents shine. We have great work flowing in and it is paramount we expand our team with a wide range of skillsets. Matthew is a perfect example of that.”
We are excited that Matthew brings his Presidency of one of the most prestigious Law Societies in the UK. He is due to be in post until his current term ends later this year. He will then become Immediate Past President for 2022-2023.
“It is an engaging way to support the profession, an excellent networking opportunity for me personally and a way to promote the firm’s brand. I enjoy public speaking, and it has been a perfect opportunity to develop these skills further whilst engaging with lawyers from across the globe. For example, in April, I presented an award to a delegation of Polish lawyers who founded a humanitarian charity for fellow lawyers in Ukraine, and I hosted at a black-tie event at the National Liberal Club.
“There are also great opportunities to engage with other professional service providers both in London and abroad through a range of formal and informal events. The society is formally ‘twinned’ with several European bar associations that foster exchanges of ideas and work. Most recently, we twinned with Palermo Bar Association, the largest law society in Sicily and one of the biggest in Italy. A delegation for members to head to Sicily is in the works to sign the counterpart agreement I signed in London last month (it’s not all hard work).”
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