Matthew is a senior associate in Bell Gully's industry-leading litigation team. Matthew advises clients on a broad range of contentious matters and disputes including commercial and contractual disputes, arbitration, injunctions, regulatory investigations and public commissions of inquiry.
Prior to joining Bell Gully, Matthew spent several years at leading London commercial disputes firm Cooke, Young & Keidan where he was a senior associate. He brings with him a wealth of experience in managing complex and large-scale international litigation and arbitrations.
Matthew has a Master of Laws from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and, before working overseas, began his legal career as a Judge's Clerk at the High Court of New Zealand and working in an Auckland specialist litigation firm.
Matthew was named a rising star in NZ Lawyer's 2023 list.
Commercial and contractual disputes
Acting for and advising various clients on commercial disputes, including construction contract disputes, claims in contract, tort and under the Fair Trading Act.
Acting for and advising private and public sector clients in respect of competition issues, including acting for private sector clients in relation to Commerce Commission investigations and leniency applications under the Commerce Act.
Urgent injunctive relief
Experience in seeking urgent relief from the Courts, including freezing orders, search and seizure orders and passport orders.
Advising clients on a range of regulatory matters including in relation to trade remedy investigations initiated by MBIE.
Extensive international experience acting in ICC and LCIA arbitration proceedings and related domestic enforcement proceedings.