Matthew Cook specialises in all aspects of commercial dispute resolution in litigation, international and domestic arbitration, expert determination and ADR. He has significant experience in (but not limited to) disputes arising in the fields of administrative and public law, banking and finance, commodities, commercial contracts, competition and EU law, company law, corporate and individual insolvency law, energy and natural resources, financial services, professional negligence and industry regulation in general. Matthew is recommended by Chambers UK (Commercial Dispute Resolution and Competition & EU Law) and the Legal 500 (Competition & EU Law):
"Matthew Cook stands out for his excellent numeracy skills. 'He is good as he has a superb grasp of quantum arguments.'" (Chambers UK 2012 - Commercial Dispute Resolution)
"Leading junior and 'excellent advocate' Matthew Cook is 'very clever, demonstrates great promise' and is 'very user friendly', with an impressive grasp of the economics of competition law.'" (Legal 500 2011 - Competition & EU Law)
In line with his niche Competition / EU Law expertise, Matthew has particular expertise in commercial disputes, within a regulatory context, arising in the banking and financial services sector (including those under the Takeover Panel Rules, relating to Mergers and Acquisitions and those under the remit of the Financial Services Authority); in disputes for and against industry regulators (including, the OFT, OFCOM and OFWAT); and those arising in the context of GEMA / OFGEM consultations.
Matthew regularly appears before all levels of the High Court (including the Administrative and Appellate Courts), the Competition Commission, and the Competition Appeals Tribunal. He is also experienced before a range of arbitration (ADRR, ICSID, ICC, LCIA, LME and ad hoc UNCITRAL) and other Tribunals (including Expert Determination).