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Partner London Commercial Disputes
Matthew is a commercial and insurance litigator and is experienced in a wide variety of commercial dispute resolution areas including: shareholder disputes; banking; financial markets (including ISDA transactions); fraud; contractual disputes; international sale of goods and commodities disputes; regulatory and investigatory work.
Matthew has advised on and conducted arbitrations under the arbitral rules of several institutions including UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICC, LMAA, LME and OHADA.
He acts for underwriters, brokers and insureds on the Lloyd’s, London and international markets. Matthew has acted as coverage and defence counsel in respect of, inter alia, D&O and fidelity policies. He also has substantial experience of bringing and defending solicitors’, accountants’, tax advisers', architects’ and insurance brokers’ negligence claims.
Matthew’s work often has an international element and he has advised clients across numerous territories in Europe, former Soviet Union, North America, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
Matthew speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese.
Matthew has been recognised in the Chambers Guide and Legal 500 on repeated occasions:
"Matthew Wescott continues to impress clients with his work on insurance matters, acting for a variety of underwriters, brokers and insureds."
"Clients praised Matthew Wescott as 'efficient, clear-cut and easy to listen to'."
"…an experienced litigator with a focus on financial markets…”
"…excellent and a pleasure to work with…"
Partner and Head of Department
Commercial Litigation/Corporate Recovery and Insolvency