Mathew Rea is co-Head of the Global International Arbitration Team and a partner in the Commercial Litigation Client Service Group. He has over 20 years' experience of handling commercial and international business disputes of all types, in a variety of venues, and under a variety of different laws and procedures. He has extensive trial experience in the English High Court as well as in arbitrations administered by the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Court of Arbitration, amongst others. In addition to significant litigation and arbitration experience, Mr. Rea also has counselled clients on risk management and alternative forms of dispute resolution.
Mr. Rea's client work has had a particular focus on the commodities, media and financial services sectors and his experience extends to contract and commercial disputes, shareholder and joint venture disputes, commercial fraud claims, professional negligence and breach of trust claims.
Prior to joining Bryan Cave, Mr. Rea served as the Head of Commercial Litigation in London for Dawsons LLP. He had previously served as Managing Partner of that firm. Mr. Rea is a practising solicitor advocate and has acted as lead advocate before both the Courts and domestic and international arbitration tribunals. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Member of the London Court of International Arbitration, and a Member of the London Solicitors Litigation Association. He speaks fluent French and has written for legal journals and for The Times.
Mr. Rea has been recognised in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom. He is also recommended for commercial litigation and international arbitration work in The Legal 500 UK 2017 and 2016. He is also recognised for international arbitration work in Chambers UK 2014.
International Commercial Arbitration Law (ICAL) 15th Anniversary Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, November 2018
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Debate on the motion:
“The new French Contract Law will become the governing law of choice for international business transactions”, London, UK, January 2017
Commercial Dispute Resolution (CDR) Arbitration Symposium, London, UK, June 2016