He brings more than 11 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 financial investigations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations and expert witness assignments. He has diverse experience in the areas of breach of contract, warranty claims, loss of profits claims, fraud investigations, tracing of assets, insurance claims, insider dealing investigations, valuations, intellectual property disputes and the financial sector.
Before joining A&M, Mr. Matthews was involved in assisting the Department of Justice with an FCPA investigation into an oil and gas services company. His role has included monitoring and reporting on the company’s progress as it addresses issues raised by the investigation. He has also undertaken site visits to Kazakhstan, Houston and Singapore and has conducted reviews of practices in Italy and the Congo.
He worked with an investment bank and its legal team in Hong Kong and Taiwan, performing due diligence of banking procedures, assisting in the investigation of a substantial Ponzi scheme and investigating the formation, trading and management of a claim against a split capital investment trust’s manager and adviser.
In addition, he has assisted the Crown Prosecution Service and City of London Police with the prosecution of insider dealing offences, including subsequent confiscation proceedings. He also assisted with a Section 167 FSMA investigation of the trading practices of a major hedge fund.
Mr. Matthews prepared complex financial models for an investigation into dealings in the copper markets as well as for a leading supermarket that was defending a breach of contract claim. He also prepared complex financial models for a construction consortium in a dispute with the owners /operators of a power generation plant in Indonesia and for a large UK-listed telecommunications group to assess potential regulatory and competition issues in relation to the pricing of network products.
Earlier, he was a senior manager with AlixPartners and worked with CRA International.
Mr. Matthews earned a degree in law, with honors, from the University of Liverpool. He also completed the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law, and was called to the Bar in November 1996.
He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and is a member of Lincoln’s Inn.