Matthew Knowles | London | Hogan Lovells

Matthew Knowles

Counsel Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment



Knowles Matthew

Matthew Knowles
Knowles Matthew
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Mentioned as a "Key Lawyer" in Hogan Lovells' International Arbitration department.

Legal 500, 2020

Counsel in the Hogan Lovells international arbitration team based in London, Matthew represents clients in complex, high value, international disputes.

Matthew draws on his experience as senior group disputes counsel at a leading global resources company and as a Director of Litigation Funding at one of the largest litigation funders to help clients to design and execute solutions to contentious or potentially contentious situations.

Matthew has extensive experience of disputes all over the world, including Asia-Pacific, North America, and EMEA, which have often involved State or SOE parties.

He has advised upon numerous arbitrations under the LCIA, ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, and LMAA rules, seated in various jurisdictions.

Matthew has also been involved in national court proceedings, including in relation to many aspects of the arbitration process, and has extensive experience of alternative dispute resolution.

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Mentioned as a "Key Lawyer" in Hogan Lovells' International Arbitration department.

Legal 500, 2020

Representative experience

Acting for an energy major on a London-seated LCIA arbitration under an LNG sale agreement.

Advising a leading mining company on an ICC arbitration concerning the ownership / control of an SPV operating a North African concession.

Acting for receivers of a Cayman fund in a Hong Kong arbitration and in relation to other matters in connection with the receivership.

Advising a CIS borrower in an LCIA arbitration against the lender.

Advising a global bank in an LCIA arbitration against a guarantor.

Advising a State in English Court proceedings to enforce an intra-EU BIT award.*

Advising in a joint venture dispute in Canada (court and arbitral proceedings) in respect of the proposed disposal of a business.*

Advising in relation to claims against States (North and South America) and defences to claims brought by States (Africa).*

Advising on a substantial business interruption insurance claim, settled after an 18 month pre-action mediation (Asia-Pacific).*

Advising on English High Court proceedings and related ship arrest in China, Chapter 11 proceedings in Houston, and enforcement in several jurisdictions.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • B.A., Oxford University, 1997
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Solicitor, England and Wales
Court admissions
  • Senior Courts of England and Wales