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Matthew Freeman

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Matthew is head of Maples and Calder's Dispute Resolution & Insolvency team in the Maples Group's British Virgin Islands office.  He specialises in civil fraud and asset tracing, enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards, lender enforcement, trust litigation, regulatory, corporate restructuring and insolvency.  Matthew practised in England and Wales for eight years before re-locating to the British Virgin Islands in 2015.  He has considerable case management and advocacy experience at the interlocutory, trial and appellate levels, as well as arbitration and mediation.
Matthew has also provided expert legal opinions at litigation and arbitration hearings in England and Wales, The Russian Federation, Israel and in the United States.


Matthew joined the Maples Group in 2021.  He previously worked at other international law firms in the British Virgin Islands and prior to that worked at leading law firms Stillwells, Trethowans and Pictons in the United Kingdom.  Matthew has been ranked in the Legal 500 as a 'Next Generation Partner' and clients describe him as 'Relaxed and informal whilst remaining professional – Commercial mindset – Quick thinking and solutions based.’


Member of RISA BVI 

Member and Committee Member of Crypto Curry Club of BVI


Dispute Resolution & Insolvency 


2008 – Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising) 

2015 – Admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) 


Portsmouth University, UK, History (BA Hons), 2003 

University of Law, London, UK, GDL, 2004 

University of Law, London, UK, LPC, 2005 


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