Matthieu Gregoire practices international arbitration, commercial dispute resolution and public international law.
Matthieu is recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a leading arbitration junior at the UK Bar and described as“thorough, detailed” and “able to distil large amounts of information into compelling arguments”. He was appointed to the Attorney General’s Public International Law C Panel of Counsel in 2017.
Prior to joining the Bar, Matthieu qualified as a New York attorney in 2011 and worked as an associate in the international arbitration team of Cleary Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, in Paris and as a consultant for the World Bank.
Current and recent representative experience includes:
- Acting for an investor in a dispute under an OIC Investment Agreement (details confidential);
- Acting for a State-owned gas company in an ICC arbitration (details confidential);
- Acting for the Respondent in an LCIA arbitration arising out of a distribution agreement (details confidential);
- Advising an investor in enforcement proceedings in the United Kingdom (details confidential);
- Acting as junior counsel for a Claimant in an LCIA Arbitration arising out of an energy project in an East African State (details not public);
- Acting as junior counsel for the Respondent in an LCIA Arbitration arising out of a joint venture in a CIS State (details not public, led by Justin Fenwick QC, Andrew Clutterbuck QC and Lucy Colter);
- Acting as junior to Junstin Fenwick QC for the Claimants in (1) Al Rushaid Petroleum Investment Company (2) Al Rushaid Parker Drilling Company Limited v John Bradnam (2) JB Cons (2003) Limited (3) JB Management Limited (4) John Bradnam (trading as JB Consulting)  EWHC 2573, a multi-million pound economic torts claim;
- Acting as junior counsel for the intervening parties in R (Miller & others) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union  EWHC 2768, and before the Supreme Court in R(Miller & others) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union  UKSC 5 (led by Patrick Green QC and Henry Warwick);
- Acting as junior counsel for the First Claimant in the enforcement proceedings arising out of the Award in Micula & Others v Romania:  EWHC 31 (Comm) (led by Sir Alan Dashwood QC and Patrick Green QC);
- Acting as sole counsel in two LCIA arbitrations arising out of sale of goods contracts for ethyl and fuel alcohol (details not public);
- Acting as sole counsel for a Ukrainian company in a two-week commercial arbitration pursuant to the ICC Rules in relation to a dispute under a contract in the telecommunications sector (details not public);
- Acting for the claimants in City-State N.V. et al. v Ukraine, ICSID Case No. ARB/14/9, a dispute under a bilateral investment treaty in relation to various breaches of the treaty (led by Stephen Fietta);
- Acting as junior counsel for the investor in arbitration commenced under the ECT and governed by the SCC rules in the energy sector in relation to breaches by an Eastern European State of the ECT (details not public);
- Acting as junior counsel for the investor in PL Holdings Sarl v. Poland, an arbitration commenced pursuant to a bilateral investment treaty and the SCC rules in the banking sector in relation to breaches by an Eastern European State of the BIT, in which the investor was awarded over c. €176 million in damages and €3.5 million in costs (led by Matthew Weiniger QC and Stephen Fietta);
- Advising a party in potential challenge proceedings following a bilateral investment treaty arbitration award (details not public, with Stephen Fietta);
- Acting as junior counsel for the Respondent in Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited v Islamic Republic of Pakistan, ICSID Case No. ARB/12/1, and Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited v Province of Balochistan, ICC Case No. 18347/VRO/AGF, arbitrations arising out of the refusal of a mining licence over copper and gold deposits at Reko Diq, in Pakistan (led by Graham Dunning QC and Cherie Blair QC);
- Advising a multinational company on enforcement proceedings in various jurisdictions following a successful £8 million ad hoc award (confidential);
- Appearing and advising in numerous commercial disputes before the county courts and High Court.