Matthew is a specialist competition and regulatory lawyer and can advise both public and private sector clients on the application of UK and EU procurement law, including the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the Utilities Procurement Regulations 2016 and the 2014 EU Procurement Directives.
He has a particular interest in the interface between the procurement and State aid rules and in the application of the procurement rules to beneficiaries of funding from the EU Structural Funds, including the European Regional Development Fund.
Recent work includes:
- Representing a company under investigation for suspected misuse of ERDF funding, including for an alleged failure to comply with its procurement obligations
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.
- 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
Matthew is qualified to undertake public access work in appropriate cases, 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.