Harry Matovu KC > Chambers of Mark Howard KC and Helen Davies KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Howard KC and Helen Davies KC
Brick Court Chambers
7-8 ESSEX STREET
LONDON
WC2R 3LD
England
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Position

Harry Matovu is a noted advocate, “a consummate cross-examiner, who’s great on his feet” and “tremendously tenacious and committed, he’s an absolute team player” (Chambers & Partners).  He has a wide-ranging and high-profile commercial practice, both domestically and abroad, including energy and natural resources, civil fraud, finance, insurance/reinsurance and international arbitration.  Historic cases of note have included Excalibur Ventures LLC v Texas Keystone Inc (a US$1.7 billion dispute over oil exploration rights in Iraqi Kurdistan); Mbasogo v Logo Ltd (major conspiracy claim arising out of an attempted coup against the Government of Equatorial Guinea); and R (Luton BC and others) v Secretary of State for Education (judicial review of the decision to cut the Government’s Building Schools for the Future programme).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Harry Matovu KCBrick Court ChambersCalm, measured and great with clients. His advocacy is firm, polite, accurate and meticulous; and he knows when to move on (either because the point is won or it is not being well received). An absolute pleasure to deal with and engages fully with those instructing him and their clients. Tells it how it is.

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Harry Matovu KCBrick Court Chambers ‘He lives and breathes the cases, with a superb legal and analytical mind, and his advocacy skills are through the roof.’

London Bar > International arbitration: arbitrators

(Leading counsel as arbitrators)Ranked: Tier 2

Harry Matovu KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Amongst the most erudite and sophisticated barristers on the market. He combines razor sharp analysis with beguiling charm. He makes for a very pleasant tribunal and is to be regarded as being at the very top of his game.’

Brick Court Chambers is ‘a great set‘ with ‘a good reputation for arbitration work‘. The set’s strong bench of arbitration counsel is complemented by an equally impressive selection of part-time and full-time arbitrators. Former judge Lord Hoffmann remains an esteemed figure, with experience of a wide range of international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. Hilary Heilbron KC and Klaus Reichert SC are also in-demand full-time arbitrators who are regularly favoured as chair on investor-state and commercial tribunals. Highly-rated counsel Harry Matovu KC has also established an extremely good reputations for his arbitrator work.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Harry Matovu KCBrick Court Chambers ‘He lives and breathes the cases, with a superb legal and analytical mind. He writes like a bestselling author and his advocacy skills are through the roof.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Harry Matovu KCBrick Court Chambers ‘A great team-player, always willing to discuss and accommodate ideas, fantastic oral and written advocacy.’

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Harry Matovu KC – Brick Court Chambers ‘A great team-player, always willing to discuss and accommodate ideas, fantastic oral and written advocacy.’