Mathew Rutter > DAC BEACHCROFT LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Financial institutions group.


Mathew has experience of a wide range of non-contentious regulatory issues as they affect insurers, banks, brokers, financial advisers, asset managers and other regulated businesses. His areas of expertise include systems and controls, conduct of business issues, financial promotions, consumer credit, TCF, unfair terms in consumer contracts, policy wordings, MiFID, and market abuse and insider dealing issues, money laundering and the Bribery Act 2010. Mathew regularly advises on transactions in the regulated sector, including change of control issues. He also advises on new authorisations and perimeter issues over whether authorisation is required and on issues relating to the financial Ombudsman Service. Mathew also advises regulated firms on corporate matters, such as insurance portfolio transfers, outsourcing arrangements, joint ventures, and shareholders or LLP agreements, and on corporate governance issues within regulated businesses. Mathew regularly writes articles and gives talks on regulatory issues, and has appeared on radio and television discussing regulatory developments.


Trained Norton Rose; qualified 1995; associate Norton Rose 1995-2006; Of counsel Norton Rose 2005-09; partner Beachcroft (now DAC Beachcroft LLP) 2009.


Durham University (BA (Hons) History).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Insurance: corporate and regulatory

The corporate and regulatory insurance practice at DAC Beachcroft LLP acts for some of the UK’s top insurers, while also handling key insurance matters for other clients such as HSBC, which it advised on its 10-year distribution deal with Aviva. The team also has a focus on data protection, which forms a core part of the insurance advisory practice. Mathew Rutter, who heads up the practice, specialises in advising on financial services regulation and the regulatory aspects of corporate and commercial agreements. He works alongside Mark Neville, Rhiannon Webster and Jade Kowalski , all of who are described as ‘standout’ partners. The firm is also a founding member of Legalign Global, a integrated alliance of four insurance focused law firms covering Germany, the US and Australia.