Matthew is a commercial litigation lawyer with over 20 years’ experience and with specific expertise in commercial disputes and fraud, often with an international element. His client base is both domestic and international, having acted for companies and businesses throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and many offshore jurisdictions, as well as those in the UK. He also advises private high-net-worth individuals and family offices, foreign lawyers, and major lending institutions.
An approved Privy Council Agent, several of Matthew’s cases have gone to the Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights. His experience includes claims and disputes concerning commercial contracts, breach of trust, sale of goods, professional negligence, litigation on behalf of insolvency practitioners, fraud and bribery investigations and asset tracing, debt recovery, shareholder and other corporate disputes, and money laundering issues as well as advising clients in coroners’ inquests.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Matthew Hennessy-Gibbs is noted for his expertise in cases involving the Isle of Man, the British Virgin Islands and various Middle Eastern jurisdictions.
Legal 500 2017, Fraud Civil
Matthew Hennessy-Gibbs is ‘great in a crisis and focused on outcomes’.
Legal 500 2017, Commercial Litigation
Matthew Hennessy-Gibbs acted for Lawlords of London in a disputed invoice matter that did proceed to court.
Legal 500 2017, Debt Recovery
|2018||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|2011 - 2018||Devonshires LLP | Partner|
|2004 - 2010||Hextalls LLP | Partner|
|2003 - 2004||Picton Howell Solicitors | Associate|
|1999 - 2002||Amhurst Brown Colombotti Solicitors | Solicitor|
|1996 - 1999||Vizards Solicitors | Solicitor|
|1996||Qualfiied as a Solicitor|
|1994 - 1996||Royds Treadwell Solicitors | Trainee Solicitor|