Matthew Gibbon


Matthew Gibbon

Matt Gibbon is an associate in the Firm’s London Disputes and Investigations practice and a member of the International Arbitration & Trade group.

Matt advises on a broad range of complex commercial disputes (including disputes before the English courts, Competition Appeal Tribunal and under the rules of major international arbitral institutions), principally arising out of breaches of contract; shareholder disputes; competition law, including merger control, cartel investigations and market dominance issues; and cross-border insolvencies/restructurings.

Matt has advised a range of major international corporations and financial institutions operating out of a variety of sectors, including financial services, private equity, technology, energy and natural resources, automotive and aviation.

Matt also regularly acts for the firm’s pro bono clients.  This includes acting for Justice, Global Citizen, the National Black Police Association and the Innocence Project, as well as regularly providing pro bono legal advice through the Citizen's Advice Bureau at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Matt is a member of the Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association, Young International Arbitration Group, Competition Law Association and Law Society Competition Section.

Representative matters include acting for:

  • Microsoft in its application to review the CMA’s decision to block its $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Inc.
  • The joint official liquidators of ABRAAJ Investment Management Limited in connection with claims arising in the liquidation of the Abraaj Group, including an ICC expedited arbitration
  • Asia Research and Capital Management in its opposition to Premier Oil Plc’s proposed schemes of arrangement
  • A hedge fund in its opposition to a scheme of arrangement in South Africa
  • An automotive parts manufacturer, in its defence of a follow-on damages claim issued in the High Court
  • A private equity firm in relation to potential cartel issues arising out of an investment
  • A major US manufacturer in a confidential M&A dispute
  • A private equity firm in relation to a fraud claim
  • Various private equity clients and their portfolio companies, in connection with sanctions reviews and competition-related investigations