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Matthew Gough is Partner and office location head for the Cardiff offices.

Matthew specialises in commercial law, particularly in the areas of intellectual property (IP), information technology (IT) and commercial contracts. Matthew is rated as a Band 1 Leader in his field by Chambers Guide To The Legal Profession which states that Matthew's team is "meticulous and immensely practical" and that he is "incredibly dedicated to serving his clients' interests" and he is also noted in the Legal 500. 

Matthew and his team have a particular focus on advising clients on the implications of consumer law on their businesses and he leads Eversheds Commercial Contract practice in this area of law in the United Kingdom.

His experience includes advising a variety of clients including household names on consumer protection issues and on e-commerce matters, including distance selling legislation and he is involved in drafting commercial agreements, including agency, distribution, supply, standard terms and conditions and consultancy.

He also has extensive experience in advising upon all types of IT-related legal issues, including software licensing and development; system procurement, maintenance and outsourcing including offshore arrangements throughout the world.

Matthew regularly advises on IP, including the existence, development, ownership and exploitation of such rights.

He has a particular interest in the education, financial services, telecommunications and sports sectors and has a number of clients in each sector.

Matthew is a regular speaker on IT, IP and general commercial law. He was involved in delivering the Intellectual Property elective of the Legal Practice Course at Cardiff University Law School and is a guest speaker with a number of organisations including Wales Trade International and UK Trade and Investment and teaches on the University of Bath's MBA and the University Of Bristol's Msc. He is a regular contributor to BBC radio news programmes.


Matthew is one of our specialist Brexit lawyers. Contact Matthew Gough for more information on how Brexit may affect your contracts.

View our Brexit hub for our full range of Brexit resources.


Contractual risk analysis and Brexit proofing for your IT and Outsourcing arrangements - Guiding businesses through Brexit

Using our Brexit Risk Analysis, we can help you answer your questions, understand the potential risks to your trading arrangements arising from Brexit (whether pricing, currency, regulatory, tariff, people, data or otherwise) and put measures in place to protect against those risks.


Consumer law risk analysis and Brexit proofing - Guiding businesses through Brexit

The UK’s momentous vote to leave the EU marks the dawn of an unprecedented period of uncertainty for business. The precise nature of the UK’s future relationship with the EU and the impact this will have for businesses on their arrangements with consumers is currently unknown, with there being a number of possible models for the future UK/EU trade structure post-Brexit.


Matthew has recently contributed to new consumer law videos on how our legal team can help you.
View the videos below

Consumer law: How we can help you

Consumer law: Our experience

Consumer law: Understanding the consumer rights act

Financial Services, How can we help you?

Financial Services, Why work with Eversheds?


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Wales > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

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Matthew GoughEversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP has strong credentials in the market for advising a primarily UK/international client base across a range of IT-related commercial contracts work, including outsourcing agreements and software development. The team, which is led by Matthew Gough, has a particularly strong reputation in the financial services/fintech space and as well as providing advice on standalone issues relating to regulation and data privacy, also often provides IT-related due diligence pursuant to financial services M&A handled by the firm. Eve England  is also a key member of the team and regularly advises clients on their digitisation strategies.

Wales > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

Led by Matthew Gough , ‘a genuine legal heavyweight’, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP‘s sweet spot lies in its non-contentious IP work for Wales and England-based clients, including those in the retail and financial services sectors. A significant amount of this work relates to IPR-related contractual work (including on licensing agreements) as well as IP-related auditing work pursuant to transactions handled by the corporate group. Eve England  is the other partner in the group and is ‘brilliant’ at handling IP issues in the digital space, in particular.

London > Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts

With ‘strong technical skills’ and an ‘excellent all-round service’, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP’s dedicated commercial team is active at a national and international level, leveraging the firm’s large network of offices to act for noteworthy clients including AstraZeneca and the Department for Transport. The group’s large size allows for key specialist expertise across a variety of sectors – Matthew Gough focuses on the financial sector, Agnes Koko excels in transport mandates and Kelly Holmes is active in property issues. Peter McCormack heads up the national strategic contracts practice and Richard Prowse is the key name in London, along with principal associate Ed Tompkin.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Fintech

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP handles AI and data, biometrics, blockchain, crypto-asset, M&A and operational resilience work for fintech clients, financial institutions and investors. The team also advises on issues related to IT platforms and the cloud, data protection matters, payment regulations and disputes. Practice head Matthew Gough specialises in commercial arrangements, including the terms and conditions of supply and purchase, IT and outsourcing agreements, and software licensing work. Craig Rogers focuses on the creation of banking, investment and insurance platforms, cloud computing and cybersecurity issues, as well as, regulatory compliance in technology and outsourcing arrangements. Cardiff-based Eve England and Paul Pugh are further key members of the department.