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Matthew Mason is an Associate in the Litigation Department.
Prior to joining Wakefield Quin Limited in 2019, Matthew practiced as a self-employed Barrister at the Bar of England and Wales for ten years, followed by a year in the British Virgin Islands working for another offshore law firm.
Matthew has a broad international commercial, corporate and private client practice covering the full spectrum of initial advice through to court and tribunal representation. He regularly accepts instructions concerning:
- Banking, Finance and Funds
- Companies and Partnerships
- Commercial Disputes
- Private Client, Trusts and Property
Matthew was born in England and completed his legal training in London, first reading law at the University of Westminster from 2004 to 2007. In 2008, he obtained an ‘outstanding’ grade on the Bar Vocational Course at The College of Law, coming joint top of his class. In 2009, he became a fully qualified Barrister of England and Wales after completing his pupillage at Lamb Building covering seats in both civil/commercial and crime. In 2010, Matthew was awarded a ‘distinction’ on a master’s law degree with the International Bar Association, with an extensive dissertation on international commercial arbitration. In 2017, Matthew obtained the Insolvency Practitioners Association’s Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency, the STEP Certificate in International Trust Management and the CISI’s Certificate in Global Financial Compliance. In 2018, Matthew was admitted as a Barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands Division). He is currently studying for the New York State Bar examinations with completion anticipated in 2021.
Matthew’s practice in Bermuda has included several worldwide freezing injunctions and arising litigation from funds disputes, international arbitrations, shipping litigation spanning several jurisdictions, preserving trust funds located in various offshore entities and investments in excess of $2 billion (linked to what could be the largest US tax fraud against an individual in history), strategic advice to worldwide insurers and advice and assistance on international mergers, acquisitions and insolvencies. Matthew has also acted for ultra-high-net-worth individuals seeking to best protect their position and assets, both generally and in anticipation of any litigation, through exempted Bermudian companies, trust structures and other written instruments. Matthew regularly works with and alongside top-tier law firms in the UK, US and Canada.
- Nicholas Hoskins
- Rod Forrest
- Ian Stone
- Erik Gotfredsen
- Wendell Hollis J.P., MCIArb
- Jemima Fearnside
- Johann Oosthuizen