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Matthew Griffith

With a wealth of experience gained over more than 20 years, Matthew Griffith is a corporate, commercial and regulatory lawyer who focuses on the insurance and financial services sectors.

Matthew supports clients on a broad range of transactional, commercial and regulatory matters. He is an independently recognised leader in the insurance market and advises clients on acquisitions, disposals, business transfers (including Part VII transfers), reinsurance transactions, product distribution arrangements, commercial contracts, restructuring projects, corporate governance and regulatory matters.

Before joining RPC, he gained substantial in-house legal and commercial experience as Corporate General Counsel and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Worldpay.

Matthew has been recognised as Leading Individual for Insurance: Corporate and Regulatory by The Legal 500 UK (2021). 

Directory quotes

"Matthew Griffith lives and breathes insurance." - Chambers UK 2024

"Matthew is proactive and constructive. He knew what we wanted and delivered very good work." - Chambers UK 2023

Ranked – Chambers UK 2022

Matthew Griffith heads the firm's corporate insurance team and also co-leads the financial institutions regulatory group. He has notable experience in insurance M&A transactions as well as providing clients with advice on business restructuring and Part VII transfers. - Chambers UK 2022

"Matthew is a highly effective and very good practitioner who can cover everything from M&A to regulatory insurance work."" ""He is knowledgeable and knows what he's talking about." - Chambers UK 2022

Recommended  - The Legal 500 UK 2022

Leading Individual - The Legal 500 UK 2022

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2021

"I consistently return to Matthew Griffith for external legal support on matters of insurance regulation because of his ability to distil highly complicated matters in a user friendly way which is appropriate for our business. I also find him a pleasure to work with and would not hesitate recommending him to a colleague." - The Legal 500 UK 2021

Leading individual - The Legal 500 UK 2021 

"Matthew Griffith leads the practice; he has compelling transactional experience and carries out Brexit-related work for many broking groups, and the team recently advised Equitable Life on its Brexit-related restructuring." - The Legal 500 UK 2020

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2020

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2016

Relevant work

Advising a global broking group on the transfer of a substantial book of business to a major UK headquartered insurer

Acting for a international insurance group on a high profile Part VII insurance business transfer scheme in the London Market

Reviewing the governance framework for a major division of a European headquartered global reinsurance group on corporate governance and advising in relation to the governance structure of Lloyd's of London managing agency