Mr Matthew Griffith > RPC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Corporate

Position

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.

Career

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

London > Insurance > Insurance: corporate and regulatory

(Leading individuals)

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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.

London > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

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.

London > Risk advisory > Corporate governance

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.