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Matthew Crawford 柯友福

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Matthew is a consultant in Carey Olsen's Cayman Islands dispute resolution and insolvency practice. He specialises in commercial and insolvency related disputes predominantly in the financial services sector. 

Matthew has appeared as an advocate before all Cayman Islands courts on matters such as winding up petitions, the appointment of provisional liquidators or receivers, applications to enforce foreign judgments, arbitral awards or for urgent interim relief as well as preference claims, debt disputes, forum challenges and general commercial disputes.

He has extensive experience in advising distressed investment funds and their related fiduciaries and service providers, as well as providing expert evidence on Cayman Islands law before foreign courts. His work often involves a foreign element, including advice on cross-border insolvency and conflicts of law/jurisdiction issues.

Matthew is based in Auckland, New Zealand, which gives clients in both Asia and Australia access to Cayman Islands dispute resolution and insolvency advice in their own time zone.   

Career

Matthew was previously a partner in the litigation and insolvency group at Maples and Calder based in the Cayman Islands. He is admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand, as a solicitor in the United Kingdom and as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands.

Matthew has dual undergraduate degrees in law and commerce from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and completed a post-graduate BCL at the University of Oxford.

Matthew是凯瑞奥信开曼群岛争议解决和破产团队的顾问。他尤其擅长处理金融服务领域有关的商业和破产纠纷。

Matthew曾作为出庭律师在开曼群岛所由法院代理案件,涉及清算请求、任命临时清盘人或接管人、申请执行外国法院判决/仲裁裁决、申请紧急临时救济以及优先权主张、债务纠纷、议席挑战以及一般商业纠纷。

他在为不良投资基金及其相关的受托人和服务提供者提供咨询以及在向外国法院提供有关开曼群岛法律的专家建议方面具有丰富的经验。他的业务通常具有涉外因素,包括为有关跨境破产和法律/管辖权冲突的问题提供建议。

Matthew位于新西兰的奥克兰,在同一时区为亚洲和澳大利亚的客户提供开曼群岛争议解决和破产相关法律服务。

Matthew曾是开曼群岛迈普达律师事务所诉讼和破产团队的合伙人。

他在新西兰获得律师资格,并在英国和开曼群岛获得执业律师资格。

Matthew拥有新西兰威灵顿维多利亚大学法律和商业双学位,并在牛津大学完成了BCL的研究生课程。

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