Matt McCahearty Partner

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

Matt is head of the litigation and dispute resolution group. 

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


"Smart, sharp and quick, he always has quick and efficient solutions to offer. He's very clear-headed, very grounded and very clear-cut with his advice."

Chambers UK 2021

"Matthew McCahearty advises clients during regulatory investigations and enforcement actions concerning allegations of market and rate manipulation, as well as bribery and corruption."

Chambers UK 2020

"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 McCahearty gives consistently sensible, commercial practical advice and takes the client's best interests to heart."

The UK Legal 500 2019

"Matt McCahearty is a very considered and intelligent person, who not only has the capacity to get to grips with the legal issues but also grasps clients' commercial objectives and realities to steer them down the right path."

The UK Legal 500 2019

"Matt McCahearty is an outstanding strategist for international litigation matters. Calm and practical, he has the patience to learn all of the facts and ferret out the right legal solution for the situation."

The UK Legal 500 2019

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