Litigation/Restructuring & Insolvency
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+64 9 367 8124
Matt is an experienced Litigation/Restructuring & Insolvency partner and serving his second term as a Russell McVeagh Board member. He is a general commercial litigator who specialises in restructuring and insolvency and navigates complex matters for his clients. Matt advises creditors, investors and other stakeholders in relation to enforcement of security, restructuring, recovery and insolvency strategies.
Matt’s varied practice also extends to acting for insolvency practitioners in all aspects of corporate insolvency appointments such as voluntary administration, receiverships and liquidation. Many of his matters have a cross border element.
Matt has more than 25 years of experience, delivering excellent results for his clients. Matt has worked in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia, and he brings this international experience to the many complex matters he acts on at Russell McVeagh. His experience includes:
LLB (Hons: First Class), BA, University of Otago
Matt returned to Russell McVeagh in 2009 from Henry Davis York in Sydney, where he was a partner from 2002. He also spent a number of years at Herbert Smith in London.
Matt is ranked as a top tier Restructuring and Insolvency lawyer by Chambers and Partners 2021, Asialaw Profiles 2020, IFLR1000, Expert Gudies 2019 and in the peer-reviewed Doyles Guide 2020 and in the 'Hall of Fame' in the Legal 500. He was named the Best Lawyers® 2020 'Lawyer of the Year' in New Zealand for Insolvency and Reorganisation Law and is also listed in the 2022 version of the guide for Insolvency and Reorganisation Law and Litigation. Matt is also ranked 'Litigation Star' in the Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2021 guide and a 'Global Leader', Restructuring and Insolvency, and Litigation by Who's Who Legal.
Matt has co-authored the New Zealand Securitisation chapter for Chambers and Partners 2018 Global Practice Guides.
He joined the Russell McVeagh Board in 2019, is a member of Insol: the International Association of Insolvency professionals, and has previously been a Board member of Restructuring, Insolvency & Turnaround Association New Zealand (RITANZ).
Matt was admitted to practise in New Zealand in 1993, England and Wales in 1997 and New South Wales (Australia) in 2000.
Restructuring and Insolvency
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