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Matthew Watson
Director
Litigation Department

(441) 294 1546

Matthew Watson has established himself as a trusted practitioner in Bermuda servicing CHW’s largest cross-border corporate, trust and estate litigation clients. He prides himself on providing responsive and strategic advice reflective of a thoughtful understanding of legal, personal and commercial considerations.

He has acted on some of the largest contentious trust cases of significant complexity and quantum before the Bermuda Courts in the past year achieving success in respect of each matter that proceeded to judgment. This has included successfully acting for: (a) beneficiaries of In the Matter of XYZ Trusts which concerned an application to bless a restructuring of the trust assets part of which involved a contentious proposed amendment to permanently disqualify a family director; (b) trustees of In the Matter of G Trusts in a multi-faceted variation of trusts; (c) represented a family branch of beneficiaries of In the Matter of X Trusts who resisted an application of other beneficiaries to remove the trustees from office.

Matthew also regularly acts in respect of complex commercial litigation, often with related proceedings abroad usually arising out of companies law, contract, shareholder or director disputes and investment. He is equally adept assisting local clients in respect of banking, professional negligence and complex matrimonial matters.

Prior to relocating to Bermuda, Matthew practiced in Australia with involvement in some of the most substantial litigation before the Australian Courts, including a complex multi-party electronic trial that ran for more than a year concerning failed management investment schemes that resulted in a judgment of over 4,200 paragraphs analysing a breadth of contractual, corporate, investment and equitable areas of the law. There were also related cases on privilege and insurance issues which resulted in proceedings to the Court of Appeal of Victoria and High Court of Australia respectively.

 

EDUCATION
LLB and BComm, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia 2010                   
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Leo Cussen Institute, 2010

ADMISSIONS
Victoria, Australia, 2010
Australia (Federal), 2015
Bermuda, 2017
               

 

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Corporate
Ernest Morrison (Managing Director)
Janice Gutteridge

Litigation
Craig Rothwell (Head of Dept)
David Kessaram
Kim White
Matthew Watson
Warren Bank

Private Client & Real Estate
Lorren Wilson (Head of Dept)
David Cooper
Anne Campbell

Intellectual Property
Antoinette Singh
 

Coson Corporate
Services Limited

Desirae Jones (Manager)
Jeannette Monk
Patreese Simmons
Melika Jones

State House Trust Company Limited
George Hassell
Valerie Dill

Firm Management
Ernest Morrison (Managing Director)

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