Mathew Newman > Ogier > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Dispute resolution and restructuring and insolvency.


Mathew Newman is a partner and joined Ogier in 2008 from international law firm DLA Piper. Mathew’s practice encompasses commercial and financial litigation, with a special focus on contentious insolvency and restructuring matters, shareholder disputes and disputes involving investment schemes. Mathew also has considerable expenence in relation to more general commercial disputes involving financial services, regulatory issues and Guernsey trusts. Matthew qualified as an English solicitor in 2002 and was called as an advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey in 2011, where he has appeared regularly on a number of high-value and complex matters. He is a full member of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3), INSOL International and the overseas Chancery Bar Association, and is a qualified mediator accredited by the Chartered lnstitute of Arbitrators.


Qualified as English solicitor 2002; called as Advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey 2011; joined Ogier as partner 2008 to date. Publications of note: The Restructuring Review – Guernsey article – Overview of 2010/2011 Restructuring and Insolvency activity; Blue Skies Magazine – A brief overview of Insolvency of Corporate Funds in Guernsey; The Expert Guide Series – Guernsey Restructuring Law – A Modem Regime; The Law Reviews – The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review – Guernsey chapter. International Law Office – Insolvency Reform in Guernsey. International Corporate Rescue – Insolvency Reform in Guernsey.


English, French.


Guernsey Bar (full member); the Guernsey International Legal Association; the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3); INSOL International, the local Channel Islands chapter of INSOL; the Chancery Bar Association (overseas member). Mathew is also a qualified commercial mediator accredited by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


Malvern College; Cardiff University (1999 LLB 2(1) Law); College of Law, Chester (2000 LPC (Distinction)); Université de Caen Basse-Normande (2010 Certificat d’Etudes Juridiques françaises et Normandes).

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Mathew NewmanOgier

Alongside a portfolio of big-ticket insolvency, contentious trust and regulatory instructions, the Ogier team regularly acts for both defendants and plaintiffs in professional negligence cases, proceeds of crime matters and property and construction related disputes. Simon Davies remains one of the island’s most sought-after advocates for complex commercial disputes while Mathew Newman’s practice is one of the leading insolvency and restructuring offerings on the island. Managing associate Sam Dingle also acts on a broad range of issues including insolvency and regulatory matters.