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Bankside Chambers is delighted to announce that Matthew Crawford has joined Bankside.

Matthew will join our new members on level 21 on 1 April 2019.  In the interim Matthew will work on level 22.

Matthew has 20 years’ experience practising commercial litigation in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the Cayman Islands, where he was a partner in the litigation group at Maples and Calder.

His work has predominantly involved the financial services sector including company and shareholder disputes, insolvency and restructuring, regulatory proceedings, claims involving fiduciaries, and internal investigations.

In the Cayman Islands, Matthew appeared as counsel on matters including: contested winding up petitions, the appointment of interim liquidators, restructurings, preference/debt claims, the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, applications for freezing orders and other interim relief, jurisdiction challenges, judicial review, insurance/tort claims and other general commercial disputes.  He has extensively advised boards of directors of investment funds on their duties arising out of liquidity or other crisis events.  His work often involved a foreign element including advice on cross-border insolvency and conflicts of law/jurisdiction issues.

Matthew joined Bankside Chambers in February 2019 and is a Consultant for the leading offshore firm of Carey Olsen.