Matthew Dando

Matthew advises clients predominantly in the media, tech and sports industries on wide ranging contentious commercial and media related matters.

On the commercial front, Matthew advises on questions of contractual interpretation and related issues, boardroom fallouts, warranty, shareholder and joint venture disputes and responses to the misuse of confidential information.

In the media and entertainment field, he advises film studios, national and international print media groups and broadcasters on high profile privacy and defamation actions, rights disputes and all other contentious issues arising in the sector.

Matthew’s practice encompasses cross-border litigation, arbitration and other less formal dispute resolution mechanisms including advice on dispute avoidance: stress testing potentially difficult scenarios, helping clients gain early leverage in commercial matters and to best protect themselves from the risks of publication in the media space.

Matthew has in-house experience, having spent time on secondment with a major brand management and retail group.  He holds qualifications in English law, French law, and European law from the Universities of Oxford, Paris and Edinburgh respectively and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb).