Paul Matthews
Senior Director
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17 years of forensic accounting experience
Assisted the estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc with a number of post-bankruptcy issues
Diverse investigations and expert witness experience, including secondment to the Financial Services Authority (now Financial Conduct Authority)
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Paul Matthews is a Senior Director in Alvarez & Marsal’s Disputes and Investigations practice in Europe.

He brings over 17 years of experience in investigations and expert witness work, including a nine month secondment to the Financial Services Authority where he was involved in Section 167 and 168 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 investigations.

Mr. Matthews has been involved in expert witness assignments, financial investigations and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations.  He has diverse experience in the areas of tracing of assets, loss of profits claims, breach of contract, warranty claims, fraud investigations, valuations, insurance claims, insider dealing investigations and intellectual property disputes.

Most recently at A&M, Mr. Matthews assisted a Middle Eastern automotive distributor in an arbitral dispute in relation to the termination of an exclusive distribution agreement.

He also continues to assist the estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc with a number of post bankruptcy issues, including preparing and resolving claims and assisting with the wind down across the various transactions, the administered entities, the wider Lehman group and third parties.  This involves, amongst other things, reviewing very complex (and sometime incomplete) transaction documentation, considering information recorded in Lehman legacy systems, interviewing  legacy staff both employed by the LBHI administration and other administrations and  also individuals at third parties, and considering  the tax issues of such transactions.

Further examples of his experience are working with an investment bank and its legal team in Hong Kong and Taiwan undertaking a due diligence of banking procedures, assisting in the investigation of a substantial Ponzi scheme and investigating the formation, trading and management of a split capital investment trust with regard to a claim against its investment manager and adviser.  In addition, he has assisted the Crown Prosecution Service and City of London Police in the prosecution of insider dealing offences, including subsequent confiscation proceedings, and, whilst at the FSA, assisted in a Section 167 FSMA investigation with regard to the trading practices of a major hedge fund.

He also assisted a Big Four client in an alleged audit negligence matter involving a subprime lender, which involved defending a loss of profits claim of £1.6 billion.

Mr. Matthews has prepared complex financial models in relation to an investigation of dealings in the copper markets and assisted in several successful recovery actions brought by a large Scandinavian bank which had suffered significant losses on its commercial shipping lending portfolio.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Matthews previously worked with AlixPartners Limited and CRA International (formerly Lee & Allen Consulting Limited).