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Matthew Wescott

Tel:
Work +44 20 7353 5005
Email:
Web:
www.carter-ruck.com
Carter-Ruck

Work Department

Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration

Position

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.

Career

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

Languages

Spanish and Portuguese

Education

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


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Carter-Ruck hired the 'analytically top-notch' Matthew Wescott , who is 'pragmatic and has very good client skills', from DAC Beachcroft LLP. The team handles claims involving breach of contract, shareholder and partnership disputes, professional negligence, breach of confidence, and IP disputes. Adam Tudor  spearheads the commercial litigation practice; and Alasdair Pepper acts in financial mis-selling claims.

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Public international law

Within: Public international law

Carter-Ruck 'has an excellent record in fighting sanctions'. The practice is best known for advising clients who are the subject of targeted sanctions and restrictive measures at the domestic, European Union or international level. It also acts in investment treaty arbitrations, human rights, extraditions, bids for recognition of statehood and diplomatic protection. 'A calm strategist and strong fighter', Guy Martin 'wins the trust of clients'; and Cameron Doley is senior partner. Other names to note are Miranda Rushton and Alasdair Pepper, while international arbitration specialist Matthew Wescott joined from DAC Beachcroft LLP.

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