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Matthew Allen, Senior Partner

Matthew Allen

Senior Partner

Co-Head of Financial Services Disputes & Investigations (International)


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Practice areas

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial litigation
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Financial institutions
  • Financial services and markets regulation
  • Financial services disputes and investigations
  • Inquiries and investigations
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Litigation and dispute management

Practice notes

Matthew is Co-Head of Financial Services Disputes and Investigations globally. He is also London senior office partner.

Operating primarily from offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, the UAE, Hong Kong and Singapore, the team is made up of over 275 lawyers worldwide and is able to mobilise dedicated cross-disciplinary/cross-border resource on a scale which few can match.

Matthew advises some of the world’s biggest financial institutions, as well as corporates within a relevant regulatory or law enforcement perimeter. His practice covers:

  • Financial services litigation and arbitration
  • Internal and government investigations
  • Civil regulatory enforcement
  • Financial crime
  • Governance, culture and individual accountability
  • Product governance, PBR and customer redress
  • Compliance and risk

Recent experience includes acting on complex disputes, investigations and enforcement matters in the following industry segments:

  • Financial markets (FICC, equities and derivatives)
  • Capital markets origination and syndication
  • Corporate finance
  • Private banking
  • Commodities and international trade
  • Insurance

What others say:

“A pleasure to work with, very dependable, goes the extra mile for us.”
Standard Chartered

“Demonstrates a good ability to think around problems”
HSBC Global Markets

“Client focused and user-friendly. Matthew is a clever guy and he works hard for us”
Morgan Stanley

"Very enthusiastic and engaged. He is hiring good people and getting some great mandates"

“Efficient and responsive, he understands our business and the risks we face”

Phoenix Group Holdings

"We could not think more highly of Matthew. He understands what we want and delivers it, working hard and incredibly fast"
Vitol SA

“Matthew and his team are more commercially savvy than other law firms, more approachable, and easier to contact”
Rogge Global Partners PLC

"Matthew was able to gain the confidence of the business people to whom I report and challenge them on the issues. Very impressive"
Hermes Fund Managers

"Matthew was very good in everything he did"
Schroders plc

"The quality of service and the quality of advice from Matthew is very good. He always looks after the best interests of the client"
Scor Global P&C

"Matthew is a very clever man and he seemed to know his subject very well"
Liberty Mutual

"Understated but confident in his approach"
Legal 500