Matthew Turner


Education and Clerkships

Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2015, with distinction

LL.B., University of Nottingham, 2014, first class honours with a distinction in American Law (top graduating student)


England and Wales, 2017


Matthew Turner is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group in the London office of Haynes and Boone. His practice focuses on litigation and arbitration in the shipping, offshore oil and gas, and energy sectors.

Matthew has experience of cross-border litigation in the English High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as international commercial arbitrations under ICC and LCIA rules. He has exposure to commercial disputes across a range of sectors, including technology, finance, and pharmaceuticals. Matthew also has a strong understanding of U.S. law issues, having studied for a year at the University of Texas at Austin Law School.

Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Matthew trained at a Magic Circle law firm in London, where he sat in the disputes, competition, corporate, and finance departments. He also spent three months on secondment at the London Stock Exchange, working on general commercial and regulatory matters as part of the in-house legal team.

Matthew has a wealth of pro bono experience, including a successful Supreme Court intervention, and takes a particular interest in criminal justice issues. Whilst at the University of Texas, he worked as a student criminal defence attorney representing clients on death row. During his training contract Matthew enjoyed a three-month secondment to Liberty, the human rights and civil liberties organisation, where he worked on immigration, public, and criminal law cases.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Liberty, 2016-2017
  • Member, Amicus, 2015-2017
  • Volunteer, Fair Trials International, 2015-2017



Haynes and Boone Successfully Defends Challenge to Arbitration Award

In a decision that underscores the sanctity of arbitral awards against untimely collateral attacks, a team of Haynes and Boone CDG litigators in London have secured a victory in the English High Court for client Corretaje Maritimo Sud-Americano Inc.

Selected Client Representations

  • Acted for a telecoms company in the High Court and Court of Appeal in a high-profile patent and competition law dispute between major industry players.
  • An ICC arbitration between major banks arising from the financial crisis.
  • Acted for a pharmaceutical company in an LCIA arbitration concerning a breach of warranty claim.
  • Defended a medical equipment manufacturing company against a multi-party action brought by over 150 individual claimants.

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