Matt Akers

Partner

Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation

Matt advises clients on a broad range of commercial disputes principally arising out of breaches of contract, fraud and shareholder/partnership issues.

Matt also has extensive experience advising in relation to financial disputes arising in the context of insolvencies and restructurings, both domestic and cross-border.

Matt also often advises clients in relation to pre-dispute strategy. He regularly acts for clients engaged in alternative methods of dispute resolution, including mediation and complex settlement discussions, and also advises in relation to internal and regulatory investigations.

Work highlights

INTERNATIONAL INSOLVENCY

Acting for a creditor in the special administration of Sova Capital in proceedings relating to the sale of $300m of Russian securities.


ACQUISITION

Acting for a global healthcare company in proceedings for breach of warranty arising from the acquisition of a medical research business.


FRAUD

Acting for a director in fraud and conspiracy claims arising from the sale of a property portfolio worth over £100m.


UNFAIR PREJUDICE

Acting for the Founder and CEO of a technology company in unfair prejudice proceedings in excess of £20m.


ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDINGS

Acting for an entrepreneur defending multi-jurisdictional enforcement proceedings under various loan and guarantee agreements exceeding £30m.


Recent articles

Insights

DMH Stallard advises on US$31,000,000 investment in SolGold plc

DMH Stallard has acted on behalf of Jiangxi Copper (Hong Kong) Investment Company Limited (Jiangxi) in relation to its US$31,000,000 investment in SolGold plc

15/12/2022

Insights

Directors’ duties and practical matters to consider in a potential insolvency

Matthew Akers and Alex Dawson provide a refresher of directors’ duties and the practical steps that can be taken to mitigate the risk of personal liability

12/05/2022

Announcements

‘Superb litigator’ added to DMH Stallard’s city litigation roster

Matthew Akers joins DMH Stallard in our London team

01/03/2022