Matt’s practice focuses on government and internal investigations, white collar defense, anti-corruption due diligence, and regulatory compliance. He has represented large multinational companies and financial institutions in some of the world’s largest anti-corruption internal investigations. He has represented individuals and corporations under investigation by the UK Serious Fraud Office, U.S. Department of Justice and other regulators and prosecutors, and has successfully represented individuals challenging Interpol Red Notices and extradition.
Matt advises clients on all aspects of their anti-corruption requirements, including investigations, representations before prosecutors and regulators, transactional support, assessments of compliance with the FCPA and Bribery Act, and creating and implementing appropriate compliance programmes and procedures. Matt also regularly advises multinational clients on EU and UK sanctions and money-laundering regulations, EU data protection regimes, cybersecurity and compliance with human rights investigative and reporting requirements.
He is regularly asked to write and speak about these topics in publications and before audiences around the world.
Matt is recognized as a leading financial crime practitioner by Legal 500 and Chambers, with particular reference to his sanctions and anti-corruption expertise, and by Who’s Who Legal as a leading investigative lawyer. In Chambers UK 2021, Matt is described as having “an encyclopedic knowledge, sees the issue in its commercial context and has good, sound judgement.” In Legal 500 UK 2021, Matt is noted to be “a thoughtful, pragmatic and effective advisor who quickly understands the litigation situation and can get past the noise to focus on what matters to the client.”
In December 2017, Matt was selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission as an arbitrator for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.
Prior to law school, Matt was a financial journalist writing for leading publications in South Africa and the UK.