Matthew Waudby

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 2099
London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 2099
Matthew Waudby

Matthew Waudby

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Biography

Matthew Waudby is a dispute resolution and litigation lawyer based in London. He focuses on banking and finance disputes and civil fraud. He has a particular focus on derivatives, structured finance and debt capital markets (DCM) litigation.

Matthew regularly acts for major international banks, funds, asset managers, agents and other service providers.

Matthew is recommended for both banking litigation and civil fraud in Legal 500 2018 where he is described as "the most extraordinary person, whose strategic and analytical thinking is impressive and he manages the most stressful situations in a calm and undisturbed manner" (banking litigation); and "absolutely excellent in both the application of the law and managing the complex web of relationships in a difficult case" (civil fraud). He was recognised as a "rising star" in Legal Week, 2016.

Prior to joining the practice, Matthew worked for nine years at another leading law firm where he specialised in derivatives and structured finance, practising in both the contentious and non-contentious fields in London, Hong Kong and Bangkok.

Matthew also advised on a wide variety of derivative transactions, structured notes, securitisations, convertible bonds, medium term notes and other capital markets transactions. He also spent a year on secondment advising on credit derivatives at a major US investment bank.

Matthew qualified as a barrister in England and Wales in 1999 and holds a first class degree in law from the University of Oxford.


Professional experience

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  • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales
  • Successfully recovered over US$500m for a sovereign state and central bank in a high-profile civil fraud claim before the Commercial Court
  • Acted for ExxonMobil Financial Services in its successful defence of a claim by Lehman Brothers International, Europe (Lehman Brothers International (Europe) v ExxonMobil Financial Services B.V. [2016] EWHC 2699).
  • Acted for major international banks on a number of high-value Commercial Court claims concerning the close-out of derivative transactions during the Global and Icelandic financial crises.
  • Advised issuers and corporate service providers in respect of High Court securitisation disputes.
  • Advised on a number of complex and cross border civil fraud matters.