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Matthew Frankland
0207 842 1639
07774 133733
Matthew is a criminal law specialist with 30 years’ experience in major criminal fraud trials and investigations. He handles a wide range of fraud cases, focusing on developing arguments designed to stop cases reaching charge or trial.

A founding partner of Byrne and Partners and PCB Byrne, Matthew has conducted numerous high-profile, multi-jurisdictional cases – including City fraud, bribery and corruption, tax, money laundering and competition cases.

The directories say:

Legal 500

Matthew is referred to as a ‘leader in his field’ and is a member of the ‘Hall of Fame’.

Chambers and Partners

Matthew is referred to as a ‘leader in his field’ in several categories including a Top Ranking in Proceeds of Crime Act work.

Notable experience
  • Successfully acted for defendants in the Libor litigation both in the criminal court and at the FCA.
  • Advised in connection with contentious oil contracts in Iraq and fraud litigation in the Middle East generally.
  • Two House of Lords appeals and two European Court of Human Rights cases.
  • Ran the LCB litigation which caused Customs & Excise to be stripped of their powers to prosecute and forced their merger with the Inland Revenue.
  • Advised in many major international corruption and finance industry cases involving the SFO and DOJ. He also has extensive experience of dealing with other overseas law enforcement authorities.
  • Represented three separate clients in proceedings in Athens brought by the Greek government alleging bribery against the Greek State.
  • Currently advising a former CEO of a FTSE 50 company.
Matthew was a partner in a major US firm and a founding partner of Byrne and Partners LLP in 2003. He has achieved long-standing recognition for his work, referred to as a ‘leader in his field’ in the directories for over 25 years. He is also listed in international directories as a leading crime specialist.
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