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Matt is National Practice Group chair for the firm's Litigation group and an experienced Litigation partner at Russell McVeagh. 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 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 a leading lawyer for restructuring and insolvency by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017, Legal 500, IFLR 1000 2018, Asialaw Profiles 2018 and as a preeminent lawyer by Doyles Guide 2017. He is also recognised for his work in Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Best Lawyers® 2019 guide and has co-authored the New Zealand Securitisation chapter for Chambers and Partners 2018 Global Practice Guides.
He is on the board of Restructuring, Insolvency Turnaround Association New Zealand (RITANZ) and a member of Insol: the International Association of Insolvency professionals.
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
Banking and Finance
Partner, Banking and Finance