Matt McCahearty Partner

Matt’s practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, regulatory enforcement and investigations.

Matt leads the litigation and dispute resolution group and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

He has more than 20 years’ experience advising 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.

He is ranked as a leading practitioner by Legal 500 in the Commercial Litigation: Premium category and by Legal 500 and Chambers in Contentious Financial Services.

Matt is also actively involved in managing the firm’s international relationships, is a member of the International Bar Association’s Litigation Committee and a Solicitor-Advocate.

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"Matthew is a fantastic performer who can navigate the most complex of matters and explain and advise on them clearly. He is also incredibly commercial and never loses sight of his clients' objectives when approaching matters."

Chambers UK 2024

"Matt McCahearty is a brilliant department leader: very bright, totally on top of his cases and with a very sound instinct for what will best promote his clients’ interests."

The UK Legal 500 2024

"Matt McCahearty is a very thorough and able lawyer. Drills to the bottom of difficult and knotty points, and comes up with well reasoned and commercially sound strategic advice for the client. Good at managing large teams in the most complex commercial litigation."

The UK Legal 500 2023

"Matthew McCahearty is very highly regarded."

Chambers UK 2023

"Matt McCahearty is rightly regarded as one of the leaders in the field."

The UK Legal 500 2023

"Matt McCahearty is an outstanding litigation partner who played a key role in one of our most complex recent litigations. He has sound judgement and knows how to work very well with clients."

The UK Legal 500 2022