Matthew Wescott

Matthew is a Partner in DAC Beachcroft’s London office from where he advises and represents clients worldwide. Matthew is an experienced dispute resolution practitioner and has advised on and conducted arbitrations under the arbitral rules of several institutions including UNCITRAL, OHADA, LCIA, ICC, LMAA and LME.
Matthew deals with a wide variety of areas including banking, financial markets (including ISDA transactions), fraud, contractual disputes, international sale of goods and commodities disputes; he has also undertaken regulatory and investigatory work for a range of clients.
Matthew acts for underwriters, brokers and insureds on the Lloyd’s, London and international markets. He has acted as coverage and defence counsel in respect of, inter alia, D&O and fidelity policies. He also has experience of bringing and defending accountants’, tax advisers’ and insurance brokers’ negligence claims.
He speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese. Matthew has worked for a number of clients in Latin American jurisdictions, including a major hydrocarbons transmission company and a sovereign entity.
Matthew is listed in the Chambers Guides: “an experienced litigator with a focus on financial markets. He is “excellent and a pleasure to work with,” according to market commentators.” “Matthew Wescott continues to impress clients with his work on insurance matters, acting for a variety of underwriters, brokers and insureds.”
“Clients praised Matthew Wescott as ‘efficient, clear-cut and easy to listen to’.”
Matthew is also a recommended Banking Litigator in the Legal 500.