Mathew O'Reagan

Year of Call: 2015

Inn: Middle Temple

Solicitor: 1997

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Combines an in-depth understanding of competition law with a hugely pragmatic and commercial approach to cases.”

Legal 500,  2021
Commercial Litigation

Matthew, a former Solicitor, is a specialist competition and regulatory lawyer. He was called to the Bar and joined St John’s Chambers in 2015, having previously been a Partner in the Competition Group of Burges Salmon LLP. He has a strong international perspective, having practised for over a decade in the Brussels office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

In addition to his specialist competition law practice, Matthew undertakes a range of commercial dispute resolution work, including advisory work, drafting pleadings and appearing in court. This includes in relation to breach of contract, debt recovery and related insolvency proceedings (including acting for both creditors and defendant companies in winding-up proceedings), restraint of trade and intellectual property. As a barrister, he has appeared regularly in the County Court. As a solicitor, he has experience of proceedings in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and in arbitration proceedings and has also appeared on several occasions before the EU General Court and the Court of Justice in Luxemburg.

Professional memberships:

  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • Member of the Brussels Bar (E-list) 2001 – 2011
  • UK State Aid Law Association
  • Competition Law Association
  • Bar European Group
  • Procurement Law Association

Qualifications & awards:

  • LLB (Hons.) (Nottingham) first class
  • LLM (Amsterdam)
  • Diploma in Legal Practice (Nottingham Trent)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor 1997
  • Solicitor-Advocate Higher Courts Civil Proceedings 2014
  • University of Nottingham Exhibition 1991
  • Reuben C Lipman Scholarship 1992

Additional information:

Matthew accepts instructions from solicitors, overseas lawyers and in-house legal departments on all types of matters. He also assists solicitors firms, whether by providing an additional resource to those with established competition practices, including during dawn raids, or by assisting those firms without their own competition law capability.

Matthew is qualified to undertake public access work in appropriate cases, including from businesses and SMEs without their own legal departments, charities and private individuals. for further information, please visit our Public Access page.

In 2017, Matthew was appointed to the Welsh National Procurement Services Panel for Legal Services, for Administrative Law, International & European Law and Procurement Law.