Matt McCahearty Partner

Matt’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and arbitration, white collar defence, regulatory enforcement and internal investigations.

He regularly advises global corporations and financial institutions in relation to some of their most significant and sensitive international disputes, investigations and enforcement matters, working frequently with leading independent firms around the world to provide a comprehensive international strategy.

Matt has particular familiarity with litigation, arbitration and regulatory enforcement matters in the US having been seconded to a leading New York law firm and worked extensively on transatlantic cases.

Matt is a member of the firm’s International Committee, the International Bar Association’s Litigation Committee and regularly speaks at international conferences. He is also a Solicitor-Advocate.


What people are saying


"Sources praise his 'very calming influence' and 'great judgement,' with one client adding: 'He knows the law but also knows the stakeholders and the issues involved. He has a great understanding of the regulators'."

Chambers UK 2019

"Matt provides a 'stellar service' on contentious matters and is 'growing in stature'."

The UK Legal 500 2018

"Matthew McCahearty is known for his expertise in international investigations, disputes and enforcement matters, including cases relating to the alleged manipulation of FX and Libor. Sources consider him to be 'very commercially and tactically minded as well as being extremely well versed in the law itself'."

Chambers UK 2018

"The 'incredibly bright, pragmatic and client-friendly' Matthew McCahearty 'has excellent technical abilities and understands the importance of providing legal advice and support that is commercially driven.' He has particular experience and knowledge of dealing with US regulatory concerns."

Chambers UK 2017

"Matthew McCahearty's clients note his 'excellent technical abilities and understanding of the importance of providing legal advice and support that is commercially driven.' He is developing a strong contentious regulatory practice and has acted on numerous disputes and investigations in the FS sector."

Chambers UK 2016

"Matt McCahearty 'inspires confidence in clients' and is described as 'very clever and hardworking'."

The UK Legal 500 2015

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