Matthew Knowles has joined Stewarts as a partner within international arbitration. He will also fulfil a risk and business development role across the commercial disputes group.

Matthew has experience of litigation from both an advisory and a client perspective; having previously worked at Linklaters and Norton Rose Fullbright before moving on to BHP Billiton where he was the senior disputes lawyer in the northern hemisphere.

Matthew Knowles comments:

“I am excited to be joining the international arbitration team at Stewarts and look forward to contributing to their continued growth and further development.”

Most recently, Matthew was at Harbour Litigation Funding, working at the forefront of funding arrangements for litigation.

John Cahill, Managing Partner at Stewarts comments:

“Matthew has significant international arbitration experience. His roles at BHP Billiton and Harbour Litigation Funding provide him with a wide and varied skill set which will be of benefit across the commercial disputes group.”

Matthew’s arrival brings the number of partners at Stewarts to 55 across its two UK locations.

You can view Matthew’s profile here.



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