Matthew Wescott > Carter-Ruck > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration


Matthew is a Partner whose practice focuses on dispute resolution matters, dealing with commercial, financial, insurance and construction disputes, usually with an international element.

He is experienced in a wide variety of commercial dispute resolution areas including contractual, banking, financial markets, disputes arising between shareholders and in partnerships and LLPs, as well as insolvency related issues.

He also advises on ISDA transactions, fraud, international sale of goods and commodities disputes, and has undertaken regulatory and investigatory work for a range of clients. Matthew’s cases include acting for Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena in its c. €700m dispute with Nomura.

Matthew has advised on and conducted arbitrations under the arbitral rules of several institutions including UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICC, LMAA and LME.

In addition, 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 experience of bringing and defending accountants’, tax advisers’ and insurance brokers’ negligence claims.

Matthew has worked for a number of clients in Latin American jurisdictions, including a major hydrocarbons transmission company and a sovereign entity.


Matthew trained and spent his early career at Linklaters. Matthew was subsequently a Partner at DAC Beachcroft before joining Carter-Ruck.


Spanish and Portuguese


Matthew studied modern languages at Cambridge University and law at City University, London.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

The geographical distribution of Carter-Ruck‘s cases has expanded to include eastern Europe, the CIS, the Middle East, South Asia and Latin America, and the practice acts in both investment treaty and commercial arbitrations. The ‘entire team is a pleasure to work with and willing to listen to the views of others‘. Senior partner Cameron Doley leads the team, which also includes Alasdair Pepper and Matthew Wescott.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

Carter-Ruck handles breach of contract, shareholder and partnership matters, professional negligence, breaches of confidence, and IP issues. Adam Tudor leads the commercial litigation practice, Alasdair Pepper‘s practice involves financial mis-selling claims; and Matthew Wescott acts in commercial, financial, insurance and construction disputes. Antonia Foster and Claire Gill are also experienced advisers.