Matthew Getz > Pallas Partners LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Pallas Partners LLP

Work Department

Commercial Litigation/ Regulatory Investigations & Corporate Crime


A seasoned expert, Matt’s practice focuses on government and internal investigations, white collar defence, anti-corruption due diligence, and regulatory compliance and bribery. He has advised on all aspects of anti-corruption requirements, including investigations, representations before prosecutors and regulators, and defence in criminal and civil matters, and has created and implemented appropriate compliance programmes and procedures. Matt also has a thriving civil litigation practice, specialising in fraud, bribery and complex data and privacy issues.

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Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.magna cum laude; Executive Editor, Georgetown Law Journal; Member, Order of the Coif; North American Champion, Space Law Moot Court

Stanford University, A.B., English

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious

(Firms to watch)

Boutique Pallas Partners LLP was founded in early 2022, and comprises practitioners assembled from the London office of Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP; the firm brings a concerted contentious focus to its cases. Matt Getz and Tracey Dovaston head up the global investigations and financial crime offering.

London > Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)

Pallas Partners LLP’s investigations and financial crime practice has extensive expertise in dealing with multi-jurisdictional investigations involving allegations of bribery and money laundering, conducted by domestic and overseas enforcement agencies. The firm has a strong offering in the sanctions space, boasting specialists on UK and EU sanctions along with data protection issues. Matt Getz and Tracey Dovaston both head the team, with the former being a ‘top-notch’ performer who focuses on white-collar defence and regulatory compliance, whilst the ‘very experienced’ latter handles complex financial services investigations. Solicitor Natasha Harrison concentrates on arbitration disputes, and counsel Alessia de Quincey is knowledgeable on financial crime cases.

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)

Demonstrating strong cross-border capabilities and extensive expertise in matters ranging from bribery and corruption to extraditions, the Pallas Partners LLP team is highly regarded. Matt Getz and Tracey Dovaston co-head the group; Getz is especially well versed in internal investigations and white-collar defence proceedings, while Dovaston focuses on financial services investigations. Counsel Alessia de Quincey concentrates on financial crime cases.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

Litigation boutique Pallas Partners LLP acts on a portfolio of market-leading cases in the banking litigation sphere, acting for leading institutions internationally. The ‘informed, knowledgeable, and collaborative’ department focuses on restructuring and bankruptcy disputes, with the cross-border capabilities bolstered by the opening of a New York office of the firm in November 2022. ‘Absolute starNatasha Harrison leads the team, acting on behalf of financial institutions on high-end disputes. ‘Fantastic banking partnerFiona Huntriss has an extensive practice, often acting for creditors in complex insolvency litigation, with experience in distressed debt investments, securitisations, complex financial arrangements, and sovereign debt. Tracey Dovaston, Neil Pigott and Matt Getz are described as ‘top notch litigators offering the best quality advice’.