Matthieu Gregoire

Call: 2013    New York: 2011

Matthieu Gregoire practices international arbitration, commercial dispute resolution and public international law.

Since joining the Bar, Matthieu has:

  • Acted and/or advised in matters before all levels of English courts, in commercial and international disputes.
  • Acted and/or advised in numerous investment treaty arbitrations, brought across many sectors and pursuant to a wide array of investment treaties, with experience of most major arbitration rules (including ICSID, SCC, UNCITRAL and ad hoc rules).  Matthieu’s recent experience includes disputes under the OIC Investment Agreement and intra-EU BITs.
  • Acted and/or advised in numerous commercial arbitrations, with experience of most major arbitration rules (ICC, LCIA, SCC, UNCITRAL), across a broad range of sectors and industries, and covering a variety of foreign laws as the applicable law.
  • Advised States, non-governmental organisations, private commercial entities and private individuals on a diversity of commercial, arbitration and public international law issues, including treaty interpretation, WTO/Trade law, and implications of Brexit.  Matthieu was appointed to the Attorney General’s Public International Law C Panel of Counsel in 2017.

Recommendations:

  • Legal 500: international arbitration: 2020/2021:  “very smart, hard worker, perfectly bilingual (English/French), and also very personable.”
  • Legal 500: public international law: 2020/2021: “he is a pleasure to work with, very able, hard working and dedicated. In addition to being dual qualified (France and England), he speaks and writes in both French and English to a native standard.”
  • Who’s Who UK Bar 2020: arbitration: “a strong and measured advocate” with “a magnificent mind“; “Matt has excellent judgment and cuts through to the essence of any issue“.
  • Who’s Who Global 2020: “future leader” in international arbitration.
  • Legal 500: arbitration: 2019/2020: “thorough and detailed and has a comprehensive knowledge of the law”.
  • Who’s Who UK Bar 2019: arbitration: “thorough, detailed” and “able to distil large amounts of information into compelling arguments”.

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.

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Areas of Expertise

International Arbitration

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 “Very smart, hard worker, perfectly bilingual (English/French), and also very personable.” – Legal 500, 2020

Matthieu practices investment treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration, often in proceedings with an English law element (whether as the governing law of the contract or the proceedings), either led or as sole counsel.  Matthieu also appears in arbitration-related proceedings.

Matthieu has built on his experience as an attorney in the Paris office of Cleary Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, where he acted in investment treaty and commercial arbitrations, and as a consultant for the World Bank, where he advised States and Chambers of Commerce on the creation of arbitration and/or mediation laws or centres and the reform of investment law.

Matthieu combines his practice with the role of adjunct professor of law (international commercial arbitration) at Pepperdine Law School, University of Malibu (London Campus). He publishes widely in the area and regularly contributes to conferences or talks.

Cases

ICC Arbitration (Middle East)

Acting for the Respondent in an ICC arbitration said to be worth over USD $500 million arising out of a tolling agreemen...

ICC Arbitration (Middle East)

Acting for the Respondent in an ICC arbitration said to be worth over USD $500 million arising out of a tolling agreement relating to a liquified natural gas plant project in the Middle East.

Skubenko and others v North Macedonia, ICSID Case No. Arb/19/9

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Skubenko and others v North Macedonia, ICSID Case No. Arb/19/9

Acting for the Claimants in Skubenko and others v North Macedonia, ICSID Case No. Arb/19/9, in a dispute over a copper mining complex in North Macedonia, under the Ukraine-North Macedonia BIT.

Al-Tuwairqi v Pakistan (UNCITRAL)

Acting for the Claimants in Al-Tuwairqi v Pakistan, a dispute over a steel manufacturing plant in Karachi, under the O...

Al-Tuwairqi v Pakistan (UNCITRAL)

Acting for the Claimants in Al-Tuwairqi v Pakistan, a dispute over a steel manufacturing plant in Karachi, under the OIC Investment Treaty (under the UNCITRAL Rules).

ICSID Arbitration

Acting for a South Asian State in a claim brought by investors arising out of a renewable power plant project.

ICSID Arbitration

Acting for a South Asian State in a claim brought by investors arising out of a renewable power plant project.

LCIA Arbitration – Investor vs East African State

Acting for a Claimant in an LCIA Arbitration arising out of an energy project in an East African State (details not publ...

LCIA Arbitration – Investor vs East African State

Acting for a Claimant in an LCIA Arbitration arising out of an energy project in an East African State (details not public).

LCIA Arbitration – Joint Venture Dispute

Acting for the Respondent in an LCIA Arbitration arising out of a joint venture in a CIS State (details not public, led ...

LCIA Arbitration – Joint Venture Dispute

Acting for the Respondent in an LCIA Arbitration arising out of a joint venture in a CIS State (details not public, led by Justin Fewick QC, Andrew Clutterbuck QC and Lucy Colter).  The arbitration is seated London under English law and involves jurisdiction issues, alleged minority oppression and questions of interpretation of the joint venture agreement.

ICC Arbitration – West African Construction Project

Acting for the Respondent in an ICC Arbitration arising out of an infrastructure project in West Africa (details not pub...

ICC Arbitration – West African Construction Project

Acting for the Respondent in an ICC Arbitration arising out of an infrastructure project in West Africa (details not public).

Micula & Others v Romania [2017] EWHC 31 (Comm)

Acting as junior counsel for the First Claimant in the enforcement proceedings arising out of the Award in Micula & ...

Micula & Others v Romania [2017] EWHC 31 (Comm)

Acting as junior counsel for the First Claimant in the enforcement proceedings arising out of the Award in Micula & Others v Romania [2017] EWHC 31 (Comm) (led by Sir Alan Dashwood QC and Patrick Green QC).

SCC Arbitration – PL Holdings v Poland (Luxembourg-Poland BIT)

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SCC Arbitration – PL Holdings v Poland (Luxembourg-Poland BIT)

Matthieu acted for PL Holdings, a Luxembourg company, which prevailed in its SCC arbitration against the Republic of Poland. The claim concerned the uncompensated expropriation of our client’s equity investment in a Polish bank, in violation of the Luxembourg-Poland BIT. In its recent Final Award, the tribunal ordered Poland to pay c. €176 million in damages and €3.5 million in costs.

Matthieu was part of the counsel team which successfully acted for PL Holdings, together with Fietta LLP (Stephen Fietta, Ashique Rahman, Laura Rees-Evans and Sarah Macrory), Linklaters (Matthew Weiniger QC, Ula Cartwright-Finch, Cezary Wisniewski and Alicja Zielinska-Eisen), and Sean Aughey.

Confidential ICC Arbitration (Telecoms)(Counsel)

Acting as junior counsel for a national telecommunications operator in a substantial ICC arbitration (foreign law). ...

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Confidential ICC Arbitration (Telecoms)(Counsel)

Acting as junior counsel for a national telecommunications operator in a substantial ICC arbitration (foreign law).

LCIA Arbitration – Sale of Fuel Alcohol Contract

Acting as sole counsel in an LCIA arbitration arising out of the sale of fuel alcohol (details not public).

LCIA Arbitration – Sale of Fuel Alcohol Contract

Acting as sole counsel in an LCIA arbitration arising out of the sale of fuel alcohol (details not public).

LCIA Arbitration – Transport of Ethyl Contract

Acting as sole counsel in an LCIA arbitration arising out of the transport of ethyl alcohol (details not public). ...

LCIA Arbitration – Transport of Ethyl Contract

Acting as sole counsel in an LCIA arbitration arising out of the transport of ethyl alcohol (details not public).

SCC Arbitration – Investor v State (ECT)

Acting for the Claimant in arbitration commenced under the ECT and governed by the SCC rules in the energy sector in rel...

SCC Arbitration – Investor v State (ECT)

Acting for the Claimant 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).

ICSID Case No. ARB/14/9 – City-State N.V. et al. v Ukraine

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ICSID Case No. ARB/14/9 – City-State N.V. et al. v Ukraine

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.

ICC Case – Telecommunications Sector in Ukraine

Acting as sole counsel in a two-week hearing for a Ukrainian company in a commercial arbitration pursuant to the ICC Rul...

ICC Case – Telecommunications Sector in Ukraine

Acting as sole counsel in a two-week hearing for a Ukrainian company in a commercial arbitration pursuant to the ICC Rules in relation to a dispute under a contract in the telecommunications sector (details not public).

Arbitration Challenge – Confidential

Advising a party in potential challenge proceedings following a bilateral investment treaty arbitration award (details n...

Arbitration Challenge – Confidential

Advising a party in potential challenge proceedings following a bilateral investment treaty arbitration award (details not public).

ICSID Case No. ARB/12/1 – Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited v Islamic Republic of Pakistan

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ICSID Case No. ARB/12/1 – Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited v Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Acting for the Respondent in Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited v Islamic Republic of Pakistan, ICSID Case No. ARB/12/1, a dispute under a bilateral investment treaty, in relation to the refusal of a mining licence over very large-scale copper and gold deposits at Reko Diq, in Pakistan (led by Cherie Blair QC and Graham Dunning QC).

Arbitration Challenge – Confidential

Advising a multinational company on enforcement proceedings in various jurisdictions following a successful £8 million ...

Arbitration Challenge – Confidential

Advising a multinational company on enforcement proceedings in various jurisdictions following a successful £8 million ad hoc award (confidential).

UNCITRAL Arbitration

Advised and acted for OJSC Tatneft in claim brought under the Russia-Ukraine BIT arising out of a raider takeover of Ukr...

UNCITRAL Arbitration

Advised and acted for OJSC Tatneft in claim brought under the Russia-Ukraine BIT arising out of a raider takeover of Ukraine’s largest refinery, in which OJSC Tatneft was a shareholder (as an attorney ; applicable rules: UNCITRAL)

ICSID Arbitration

Advised a major German company on investment protections available under the Libya-Germany BIT following the destruction...

ICSID Arbitration

Advised a major German company on investment protections available under the Libya-Germany BIT following the destruction of its property in Libya (as an attorney; applicable rules: ICSID)

ICC – construction of steel factory dispute

Advised and acted for a major multinational steel company on an €11 million construction dispute arising out of the co...

ICC – construction of steel factory dispute

Advised and acted for a major multinational steel company on an €11 million construction dispute arising out of the construction of a steel factory in the Czech Republic (as an attorney, applicable rules: ICC)

ICC – oil refinery dispute

Advised and acted for a major French oil refining company in €40 million dispute arising out of the closing down of an...

ICC – oil refinery dispute

Advised and acted for a major French oil refining company in €40 million dispute arising out of the closing down of an oil refinery in the South of France (as an attorney, applicable rules: ICC).

LCIA Arbitration – dredging dispute

Advised and acted for a major Dutch company in relation to a dredging dispute in Nigeria (as an attorney, applicable rul...

LCIA Arbitration – dredging dispute

Advised and acted for a major Dutch company in relation to a dredging dispute in Nigeria (as an attorney, applicable rules: LCIA).

Confidential ICC arbitration

Acted as secretary to a three-member tribunal (at an attorney, applicable rules: ICC).

(2016)
(2016)
Confidential ICC arbitration

Acted as secretary to a three-member tribunal (at an attorney, applicable rules: ICC).

Bangladesh – Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre

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Bangladesh – Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre

Matthieu advised the Bangladeshi government on reforming the Bangladesh Arbitration Act 2001. Assisted in developing a sustainability plan for the Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) (as a consultant for the World Bank).

Turkey – Istanbul Arbitration Centre

Matthieu advised on the creation of the government-led Istanbul Arbitration Centre (as a consultant for the World Bank)....

Turkey – Istanbul Arbitration Centre

Matthieu advised on the creation of the government-led Istanbul Arbitration Centre (as a consultant for the World Bank).

Liberia – Commercial Court Rules

Matthieu advised on the revised  Commercial Court Rules relating to alternative dispute resolution (as a consultant for...

Liberia – Commercial Court Rules

Matthieu advised on the revised  Commercial Court Rules relating to alternative dispute resolution (as a consultant for the World Bank).

Vietnam – Financial and Commercial Court of Arbitration

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Vietnam – Financial and Commercial Court of Arbitration

Matthieu assisted in the drafting of the rules of the Financial and Commercial Court of Arbitration, aimed at developing arbitration in the banking sector in Vietnam. Assisted in creating the interpretative guidance on the Law of Commercial Arbitration, issued by the Vietnamese government to avoid undue court interference in the arbitral process (as a consultant for the World Bank).

Commercial

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Matthieu represents clients in commercial disputes including those concerning business investments, the sale and supply of goods and services, complex civil fraud, as well as claims claims raising issues of conflicts of laws or international enforcement.  Matthieu has experience of county courts, the High Court, foreign jurisdictions and international tribunals.

Cases

Amjad Rihan v Ernst & Young Global Limited & Others [2020] EWHC 901 (QB)

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Amjad Rihan v Ernst & Young Global Limited & Others [2020] EWHC 901 (QB)

Acting for Amjad Rihan, the successful claimant, in proceedings brought against EY entities (led by Ben Hubble QC) (one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020).

PPRS v Tecar (Comm Court, 2020)

Acting for the claimant in a Commercial Court claim arising out of an SPA of a paper business in Romania.

PPRS v Tecar (Comm Court, 2020)

Acting for the claimant in a Commercial Court claim arising out of an SPA of a paper business in Romania.

Alte Liebe 1 Limited & Another v Windpark Fonds & Another (Comm Court, 2020)

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Alte Liebe 1 Limited & Another v Windpark Fonds & Another (Comm Court, 2020)

Acting for the defendants in a claim arising out of financing agreements for wind farm projects.

Reditum SPV 2 Ltd v Kooner & Others (Business List, Chd, 2020)

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Reditum SPV 2 Ltd v Kooner & Others (Business List, Chd, 2020)

Acting for Aston Martin Works Limited in a claim arising out of the financing of a high-end car.

LICT & Others v VTB Capital Plc & Others [2019] EWHC 1747 (Comm)

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LICT & Others v VTB Capital Plc & Others [2019] EWHC 1747 (Comm)

Successfully acting for a Bulgarian telecommunications company, Viva Telecom, in the Commercial Court in a claim brought by VTB Bank Plc involving allegations of fraud and conspiracy, in a claim said to be worth over £200 million (led by Graham Chapman QC).

(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) [2017] EWHC 2573

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(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) [2017] EWHC 2573

Acting as junior to Justin Fenwick QC in civil fraud claim.

LCIA Arbitration – Investor vs East African State

Acting for a Claimant in an LCIA Arbitration arising out of an energy project in an East African State (details not publ...

LCIA Arbitration – Investor vs East African State

Acting for a Claimant in an LCIA Arbitration arising out of an energy project in an East African State (details not public).

LCIA Arbitration – Joint Venture Dispute

Acting for the Respondent in an LCIA Arbitration arising out of a joint venture in a CIS State (details not public). ...

LCIA Arbitration – Joint Venture Dispute

Acting for the Respondent in an LCIA Arbitration arising out of a joint venture in a CIS State (details not public).

Ethiopian Airlines v Honeywell & Others (commercial court)

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Ethiopian Airlines v Honeywell & Others (commercial court)

Acting as junior for Part 20 Defendant in a multi-million pound claim relating to a lithium battery fire on new a Boeing 787 Dreamliner at London Heathrow.

Micula & Others v Romania [2017] EWHC 31 (Comm)

Acting as junior counsel for the First Claimant in the enforcement proceedings arising out of the Award in Micula & ...

Micula & Others v Romania [2017] EWHC 31 (Comm)

Acting as junior counsel for the First Claimant in the enforcement proceedings arising out of the Award in Micula & Others v Romania: [2017] EWHC 31 (Comm) (led by Sir Alan Dashwood QC and Patrick Green QC).

ICC Case – Telecommunications Sector in Ukraine

Acting as sole counsel for a Ukrainian company in a commercial arbitration pursuant to the ICC Rules in relation to a di...

ICC Case – Telecommunications Sector in Ukraine

Acting as sole counsel for a Ukrainian company in a commercial arbitration pursuant to the ICC Rules in relation to a dispute under a contract in the telecommunications sector (details not public).

LCIA Arbitration – Transport of Ethyl Contract

Acting as sole counsel in an LCIA arbitration arising out of the trasport ethyl (details not public).

LCIA Arbitration – Transport of Ethyl Contract

Acting as sole counsel in an LCIA arbitration arising out of the trasport ethyl (details not public).

LCIA Arbitration – Sale of Fuel Alcohol Contract

Acting as sole counsel in an LCIA arbitration arising out of the sale of fuel alcohol (details not public).

LCIA Arbitration – Sale of Fuel Alcohol Contract

Acting as sole counsel in an LCIA arbitration arising out of the sale of fuel alcohol (details not public).

Chevron Corporation v Amazonia Recovery Limited & others (Supreme Court, Gibraltar)

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Chevron Corporation v Amazonia Recovery Limited & others (Supreme Court, Gibraltar)

Acting as junior counsel for a Defendant in Chevron Corporation v Amazonia Recovery Limited & others (Supreme Court, Gibraltar), complex proceedings concerning alleged commercial conspiracy arising from US$18 billion judgment in respect of environmental pollution in Ecuador with associated arbitration proceedings (the Chevron v Ecuador BIT proceedings) and proceedings in New York and elsewhere (led by Vernon Flynn QC (Essex Court Chambers), Patrick Green QC (Henderson Chambers) and Jonathan Adkin QC (Serle Court) and Henry Warwick).

R v CAV

Acting as junior counsel in a 6-week trial brought by the HSE against an aerospace company raising significant issues in...

R v CAV

Acting as junior counsel in a 6-week trial brought by the HSE against an aerospace company raising significant issues in relation to parent company liability (R v CAV) (led by Prashant Popat QC).

Public International Law

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“He is a pleasure to work with, very able, hard working and dedicated. In addition to being dual qualified (France and England), he speaks and writes in both French and English to a native standard.” – Legal 500, 2021

Matthieu practices international investment treaty arbitration and international public law, with a particular interest in international economic law. He acts for claimants and respondents in cases under a variety of rules, in particular ICSID, SCC, UNCITRAL, as well as in arbitration-related court proceedings.

Matthieu was appointed to the Attorney General’s Public International Law C Panel of Counsel in 2017.

Representative work includes:

Cases

Skubenko and others v North Macedonia, ICSID Case No. Arb/19/9

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Skubenko and others v North Macedonia, ICSID Case No. Arb/19/9

Acting for the Claimants in Skubenko and others v North Macedonia, ICSID Case No. Arb/19/9, in a dispute over a copper mining complex in North Macedonia, under the Ukraine-North Macedonia BIT.

Al-Tuwairqi v Pakistan (UNCITRAL)

Acting for the Claimants in Al-Tuwairqi v Pakistan, a dispute over a steel manufacturing plant in Karachi, under the O...

Al-Tuwairqi v Pakistan (UNCITRAL)

Acting for the Claimants in Al-Tuwairqi v Pakistan, a dispute over a steel manufacturing plant in Karachi, under the OIC Investment Treaty (under the UNCITRAL Rules).

ICSID Arbitration

Acting for a South Asian State in a claim brought by investors arising out of a renewable power plant project.

ICSID Arbitration

Acting for a South Asian State in a claim brought by investors arising out of a renewable power plant project.

Anderson v Turning Point Eespro [2019] EWCA Civ 815

Acting as junior counsel for the Lord Chancellor in the Court of Appeal in Anderson v Turning Point Eespro [2019] EWCA ...

Anderson v Turning Point Eespro [2019] EWCA Civ 815

Acting as junior counsel for the Lord Chancellor in the Court of Appeal in Anderson v Turning Point Eespro [2019] EWCA Civ 815, a civil procedure case giving rise to questions of public international law (led by Richard O’Brien).

Advice – intra-EU BIT arbitration

Matthieu has advised a number of clients in the intra-EU BITs about the consequences of the CJEU’s Achmea decision...

Advice – intra-EU BIT arbitration

Matthieu has advised a number of clients in the intra-EU BITs about the consequences of the CJEU’s Achmea decision.

Micula & Others v Romania [2017] EWHC 31 (Comm)

Acting as junior counsel for the First Claimant in the enforcement proceedings arising out of the Award in Micula & ...

Micula & Others v Romania [2017] EWHC 31 (Comm)

Acting as junior counsel for the First Claimant in the enforcement proceedings arising out of the Award in Micula & Others v Romania [2017] EWHC 31 (Comm) (led by Sir Alan Dashwood QC and Patrick Green QC).

SCC Arbitration – PL Holdings v Poland (Luxembourg-Poland BIT)

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SCC Arbitration – PL Holdings v Poland (Luxembourg-Poland BIT)

Matthieu acted for PL Holdings, a Luxembourg company, which prevailed in its SCC arbitration against the Republic of Poland. The claim concerned the uncompensated expropriation of our client’s equity investment in a Polish bank, in violation of the Luxembourg-Poland BIT. In its recent Final Award, the tribunal ordered Poland to pay c. €176 million in damages and €3.5 million in costs.

Matthieu was part of the counsel team which successfully acted for PL Holdings, together with Fietta LLP (Stephen Fietta, Ashique Rahman, Laura Rees-Evans and Sarah Macrory), Linklaters (Matthew Weiniger QC, Ula Cartwright-Finch, Cezary Wisniewski and Alicja Zielinska-Eisen), and Sean Aughey.

R(Miller & others) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5

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R(Miller & others) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5

Acting as junior counsel for the intervening parties in R (Miller & others) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2016] EWHC 2768, and before the Supreme Court in R(Miller & others) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5 (led by Patrick Green QC and Henry Warwick).

SCC Arbitration – Investor v State (ECT)

Acting for the Claimant in arbitration commenced under the ECT and governed by the SCC rules in the energy sector in rel...

SCC Arbitration – Investor v State (ECT)

Acting for the Claimant 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).

Case T-713/16 – Fair Deal for Expats & others v Commission of the European Union

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Case T-713/16 – Fair Deal for Expats & others v Commission of the European Union

Acting for the applicant in Fair Deal for Expats & others v Commission of the European Union (Case T-713/16): challenge in the General Court of the European Union under Article 263 TFEU in respect of measures preventing negotiations between representatives of the United Kingdom and the Commission pending notice under Article 50 TEU.

ICSID Case No. ARB/14/9 – City-State N.V. et al. v Ukraine

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ICSID Case No. ARB/14/9 – City-State N.V. et al. v Ukraine

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.

Arbitration Challenge – Confidential

Advising a party in potential challenge proceedings following a bilateral investment treaty arbitration award (details n...

Arbitration Challenge – Confidential

Advising a party in potential challenge proceedings following a bilateral investment treaty arbitration award (details not public).

ICSID Case No. ARB/12/1 – Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited v Islamic Republic of Pakistan

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ICSID Case No. ARB/12/1 – Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited v Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Acting for the Respondent in Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited v Islamic Republic of Pakistan, ICSID Case No. ARB/12/1, a dispute under a bilateral investment treaty, in relation to the refusal of a mining licence over very large-scale copper and gold deposits at Reko Diq, in Pakistan (led by Cherie Blair QC and Graham Dunning QC).

UNCITRAL Arbitration

Advised and acted for OJSC Tatneft in claim brought under the Russia-Ukraine BIT arising out of a raider takeover of Ukr...

UNCITRAL Arbitration

Advised and acted for OJSC Tatneft in claim brought under the Russia-Ukraine BIT arising out of a raider takeover of Ukraine’s largest refinery, in which OJSC Tatneft was a shareholder (as an attorney ; applicable rules: UNCITRAL)

ICSID Arbitration

Advised a major German company on investment protections available under the Libya-Germany BIT following the destruction...

ICSID Arbitration

Advised a major German company on investment protections available under the Libya-Germany BIT following the destruction of its property in Libya (as an attorney; applicable rules: ICSID).

ECCC – Pro Bono

  Prepared pleadings for admitting third-party claims to the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia (pro ...

ECCC – Pro Bono

 

Prepared pleadings for admitting third-party claims to the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia (pro bono

 

Trade Law, European Law and Brexit

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Matthieu is developing experience in Trade Law and European Law with a particular focus on matters relating to Brexit.  He maintains a keen interest in WTO and international trade law, having recently presented a paper at the Annual Conference on WTO Law in Geneva titled “The Legal Consequences of Brexit on Investment Protection: Disentangling a Complex Web and Spinning a New One” and published an article on “Remedies in investment treaty arbitration and WTO law: complementary systems?” in the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law. Current and recent work includes:

Cases

Micula & Others v Romania [2017] EWHC 31 (Comm)

Acting as junior counsel for the First Claimant in the enforcement proceedings arising out of the Award in Micula & ...

Micula & Others v Romania [2017] EWHC 31 (Comm)

Acting as junior counsel for the First Claimant in the enforcement proceedings arising out of the Award in Micula & Others v Romania [2017] EWHC 31 (Comm) (led by Sir Alan Dashwood QC and Patrick Green QC).

R(Miller & others) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5

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R(Miller & others) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5

Acting as junior counsel for the intervening parties in before the Supreme Court in R(Miller & others) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5 (led by Patrick Green QC and Henry Warwick).

R (Miller & others) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2016] EWHC 2768

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R (Miller & others) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2016] EWHC 2768

Acting as junior counsel for the intervening parties in the High Court in R (Miller & others) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2016] EWHC 2768 (led by Patrick Green QC and Henry Warwick).

Case T-713/16 – Fair Deal for Expats & others v Commission of the European Union

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Case T-713/16 – Fair Deal for Expats & others v Commission of the European Union

Acting for the applicant in Fair Deal for Expats & others v Commission of the European Union (Case T-713/16): challenge in the General Court of the European Union under Article 263 TFEU in respect of measures preventing negotiations between representatives of the United Kingdom and the Commission pending notice under Article 50 TEU.

Construction

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Matthieu is developing his practice of construction law, notably in the arbitral and adjudicative context. Matthieu particularly enjoys working closely with engineers, architects and construction professionals. Representative work in this area includes:

Cases

Construction Adjudication

Acting as a junior to Richard Liddell in a construction adjudication.

Construction Adjudication

Acting as a junior to Richard Liddell in a construction adjudication.

Construction Claim

Acting for an employer in a construction claim arising out of a project in the Middle East (details confidential). ...

Construction Claim

Acting for an employer in a construction claim arising out of a project in the Middle East (details confidential).

ICC – construction of steel factory dispute

Advised and acted for a major multinational steel company on an €11 million construction dispute arising out of the co...

ICC – construction of steel factory dispute

Advised and acted for a major multinational steel company on an €11 million construction dispute arising out of the construction of a steel factory in the Czech Republic (as an attorney, applicable rules: ICC)

ICC Arbitration – West African Construction Project

Acting for the Respondent in an ICC Arbitration arising out of an infrastructure project in West Africa (details not pub...

ICC Arbitration – West African Construction Project

Acting for the Respondent in an ICC Arbitration arising out of an infrastructure project in West Africa (details not public).

Professional Liability

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In line with Chambers’ expertise in this area, Matthieu has experience of a range of professional liability disputes.

Cases

Financial Advisers

Assisting Ben Hubble QC in a multi-party claim against financial advisors.

Financial Advisers

Assisting Ben Hubble QC in a multi-party claim against financial advisors.

Financial Advisers

Assisting George Spalton in a claim against IFAs.

Financial Advisers

Assisting George Spalton in a claim against IFAs.

Claim against a solicitor

Assisting Graeme McPherson QC in a claim against a solicitor.

Claim against a solicitor

Assisting Graeme McPherson QC in a claim against a solicitor.

Claim against solicitors

Advising insurers in a claim against solicitors in a conveyancy.

Claim against solicitors

Advising insurers in a claim against solicitors in a conveyancy.

Qualifications & Memberships

BA in Law, University of Cambridge; Masters in International Political Economics (Sciences Po, Paris); LLM (Georgetown University, D.C.); BPTC

Languages

English, French (fluent), Spanish (intermediary).

VAT registration number: 195908752