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Mr Matthew Griffith
With a wealth of experience gained over more than 20 years, Matthew Griffith is a corporate, commercial and regulatory Partner who focuses on the insurance and financial services sectors.
Matthew supports clients on a broad range of transactional, commercial and regulatory matters. He is an independently recognised leader in the insurance market and advises clients on acquisitions, disposals, business transfers (including Part VII transfers), reinsurance transactions, product distribution arrangements, commercial contracts, restructuring projects, corporate governance and regulatory matters.
Matthew’s work highlights include:
- Advising a global broking group on the transfer of a substantial book of business to a major UK headquartered insurer.
- Acting for a international insurance group on a high profile Part VII insurance business transfer scheme in the London Market.
- Reviewing the governance framework for a major division of a European headquartered global reinsurance group on corporate governance and advising in relation to the governance structure of Lloyd’s of London managing agency.
Before joining RPC, Matthew gained substantial in-house legal and commercial experience as Corporate General Counsel and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Worldpay.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
RPC handles the full spectrum of insurance transactional and regulatory advice; the practice is instructed on M&A, reinsurance matters, Lloyd’s market assistance, commercial arrangements and insuretech issues. The department acts for insurers, brokers, management teams, investors and innovative start-ups. Practice head Matthew Griffith, also co-lead of the firm’s financial institutions regulatory group, focuses on insurance regulatory issues as well as advising insurers on their BREXIT-related restructuring projects. James Mee has considerable experience in the sector and is another key member of the team. William Hogarth joined the practice in 2021 from Clyde & Co, offering expertise in reinsurance arrangements, including legacy market transactions. Senior associate Jonathan Charwat deals with insurance contracts and regulation, in addition to investigations work.
RPC is well-established within the insurance sector, routinely supporting industry players on the interpretation and implication of regulatory reform. Matthew Griffith heads up the department, representing insurance companies and brokers alike, and is especially well-placed to support on Brexit-related matters. The practice also has a flourishing payments, consumer credit and general financial services offering which has recently witnessed notable growth.
RPC has a broad range of corporate governance expertise relating to board-level matters and board effectiveness reviews, remuneration policies, regulatory matters, data protection work and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. The team, which is headed up by Jeremy Drew, Patrick Brodie and Matthew Griffith, encompasses practitioners with in-house, compliance and financial regulatory experience. Drew handles contentious and non-contentious matters pertaining to governance, culture and conduct, while Brodie is recommended for the design and implementation of corporate governance programmes and initiatives, and high-profile investigations and reputation management issues. Griffith is a name to note for corporate, commercial and regulatory issues, with a focus on the insurance and financial services sectors. William Hogarth joined in September 2021 from Clyde & Co.
- Corporate governance - London > Risk advisory
- Leading individuals - London > Insurance > Insurance: corporate and regulatory
- Insurance: corporate and regulatory - London > Insurance
- Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory - London > Corporate and commercial
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts
- Risk advisory > Corporate governance
- Public sector > Education: schools
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management
- Industry focus > Retail and consumer
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious
- Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail
- Corporate and commercial > Customs and excise
- Employment > Health and safety
- Insurance > Insurance and reinsurance litigation
- Insurance > Insurance: corporate and regulatory
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms
- Insurance > Product liability: defendant
- Insurance > Professional negligence
- Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations
- Industry focus > TMT
- Corporate and commercial > VAT and indirect tax
- Insurance > Clinical negligence: defendant
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium
- Risk advisory > Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity
- Employment > Employers
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Gaming and betting
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design
- Corporate and commercial > Partnership
- Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Dispute resolution > Competition litigation
- Real estate > Construction: contentious
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious
- Dispute resolution > International arbitration
- Industry focus > Life sciences and healthcare
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m
- Insurance > Personal injury: defendant
- Dispute resolution > Professional discipline
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)
- Public sector > Administrative and public law
- Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency
- Private client > Art and cultural property