Matthew Crawford 柯友福
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.
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.