Matthew is a dispute resolution lawyer, dealing with commercial, financial, insurance and construction disputes, usually with an international element.
He is experienced in a wide variety of commercial dispute resolution areas including banking, financial markets, including ISDA transactions, fraud, contractual disputes, international sale of goods and commodities disputes, and has undertaken regulatory and investigatory work for a range of clients. Matthew's cases include acting for Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena in its c. € 700m dispute with Nomura.
Matthew has advised on and conducted arbitrations under the arbitral rules of several institutions including UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICC, LMAA and LME.
In addition, he acts for underwriters, brokers and insureds on the Lloyd's, London and international markets. Matthew has acted as coverage and defence counsel in respect of inter alia, D&O and fidelity policies. He also has experience of bringing and defending accountants’, tax advisers' and insurance brokers’ negligence claims.
Matthew speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese. He has worked for a number of clients in Latin American jurisdictions, including a major hydrocarbons transmission company and a sovereign entity.
Matthew has been reviewed in the Chambers Guide and Legal 500:
"Matthew Wescott is ‘incredibly thorough'."
"Matthew Wescott is an experienced litigator with a focus on financial markets. He is “excellent and a pleasure to work with” according to market commentators and has a strong understanding of Latin American matters."
"Matthew Wescott continues to impress clients with his work on insurance matters, acting for a variety of underwriters, brokers and insureds."
"Clients praised Matthew Wescott as 'efficient, clear-cut and easy to listen to."