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Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC

GRAY'S INN, LONDON, WC1R 5NT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7831 8441
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Fax 020 7831 8479
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331 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.3vb.com

Matthew Parker

Tel:
Work 020 7831 8441
Email:
3 Verulam Buildings (Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC)

Position

Matthew is one of the leading juniors at the commercial Bar.  He is a hugely experienced advocate who is frequently noted for his robust submissions and skilful cross-examination.  He appears in a wide range of complex and high-value disputes, in the UK and internationally, and has been called to the Bar in the BVI and the Cayman Islands.  Matthew’s expertise ranges across the spectrum of commercial law, but he is particularly noted for his excellence in commercial litigation and international arbitration and in disputes involving banking and financial services, civil fraud, IT & telecoms, energy and professional negligence.

Career

Matthew has appeared in some of the largest pieces of commercial litigation in recent years including Privatbank v Kolomoisky [2018] EWHC 3308 (Ch) ($2bn freezing injunction), Tatneft v Bogolyubov [2018] 4 WLR 14 ($200m fraud claim), the RBS Rights Issue litigation (2017) and CBE v Conticorp [2016] 1 BCLC 26 ($200m fraud claim). In addition to this, he frequently acts as sole or lead advocate, appearing at trial in Rashid v OCIMF [2019] EWHC 2239 (QB), Big Field v Solar [2018] EWHC 2866 (Comm) and Aras v National Bank of Greece [2018] EWHC 1389 (Comm) and in the Court of Appeal in Argyle v Par-la-Ville [2018] EWCA Civ 1762, Lawlor v Sandvik [2013] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 98 and Morin v Bonhams & Brooks [2004] 1 Lloyd's Rep 702. He is also regularly instructed in international arbitrations, recently securing an LCIA award for US$30m and the dismissal of a US$130m counterclaim.

Member

COMBAR, LCLBA.

Education

Oundle School and Jesus College, Cambridge (foundation scholar).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Juniors

Matthew Parker - 3 Verulam BuildingsExtremely hardworking, and just as good on paper as he is on his feet.

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

3 Verulam Buildings 'continues to thrive as a first-rate set,' and is a 'clear market leader in this field', according to instructing solicitors, who add that on 'all banking and finance matters they can offer genuine expertise and huge strength in depth'. The set's silks and juniors are regularly called upon to act on the market's largest and most technically challenging banking disputes. Recent examples using multiple members include PJSC Commercial Bank Privatbank v Kolomoisky & Others, in which Ali Malek QC and Matthew Parker represented Gennadiy Bogolyubov. Another highlight was PCP Capital Partners v Barclays Bank Plc, in which Ewan McQuater QC represented Barclays, while Andrew Onslow QC  advised the Serious Fraud Office in related parallel criminal proceedings.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Juniors

Matthew Parker - 3 Verulam BuildingsSeriously impressive, he readily earns the respect of the bench.

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Financial services regulation

Within: Leading Juniors

Matthew Parker - 3 Verulam BuildingsExtremely good in all areas in which he was engaged.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Leading Juniors

Matthew Parker - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe is incredible.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: Leading Juniors

Matthew Parker - 3 Verulam BuildingsA fabulous advocate and nitty-gritty street fighter, you don't want to be against him.

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Professional negligence

Within: Leading Juniors

Matthew Parker - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe is excellent.

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