Matthew Skinner is a leading international arbitration practitioner. He has extensive experience representing clients in legally complex and sensitive disputes. These include joint venture, licensing, construction, and post-M&A disputes across a range of industry sectors (notably oil and gas, pharmaceutical, mining, manufacturing, and energy). Matt understands the business dynamics and strategic issues impacting the dispute resolution process, enabling him to provide solution-driven, commercially focused advice and effectively guide his clients through the litigation/arbitration process.
Matt also advises and assists clients in investigations and prosecutions, including conducting internal investigations for clients.
Matt has practiced in London, Sydney, and Singapore and has handled disputes in a number of forums, including courts and international arbitration tribunals (SIAC, LCIA, LMAA, HKIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL, and CAS). He also has experience in various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including adjudication and mediation. Matt is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a panel arbitrator at SIAC (Singapore International Arbitration Centre), HKIAC (Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre), JCAA (The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association), and AIAC (Asian International Arbitration Centre).
Listed in a number of legal directories, clients quote that Matt is: "extremely responsive and constantly available"; "commercially astute"; "passionate about client service"; knowing "it all very well, [having] obviously been through multiple arbitrations and will tell you how long it will take, the risks and where the other side will push"; and "from a strategy perspective, he is sharp and provides very good advice so we aren't walking down a path we haven't considered."
He is author of many published articles and is regularly invited to speak at seminars and conferences.