Matthew Burn is a member of Ropes & Gray’s litigation and enforcement practice group, based in London. Matthew’s practice focuses on corporate and financial crime defence, contentious regulatory matters and internal investigations. Matthew has extensive experience advising both corporations and individuals facing complex cross-border investigations and prosecutions relating to allegations of bribery and corruption, money laundering, fraud and other types of misconduct or regulatory failings.
Matthew was previously seconded to a global financial institution and a leading professional services firm to assist with internal and regulatory investigations.
Matthew joined Ropes & Gray in 2018 from a Magic Circle firm in London.
Experience prior to joining Ropes & Gray:
- Advised a major financial institution in relation to a multi-jurisdictional investigation into bribery and money-laundering
- Advised and represented a leading professional services firm on an FRC investigation
- Advised senior executives at a leading British retail corporation in a high profile investigation
- Advised and represented a major financial institution on the SFO's investigation and prosecutions in relation to alleged benchmark manipulation
- Advised a major financial institution in relation to an FCA investigation into alleged systems and controls failings
- Advised and represented a major financial institution on the SFO's investigation in relation to alleged FX manipulation
- Conducted an internal investigation for a major financial institution into potential systems and controls failings
- Co-author, “Self-Reporting to the Authorities and Other Disclosure Obligations: The UK Perspective,” Global Investigations Review’s Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations (2022)
- Quoted, “In New Guidance, SFO Outlines Internal Investigation Expectations,” The Anti-Corruption Report (November 13, 2019)
- Co-author, “Global Anti-Money Laundering: Investigations and Compliance Trends in the Fintech Era,” Bloomberg Law (June 12, 2019)
- Co-author, “Self-Reporting to the Authorities and Other Disclosure Obligations: The UK Perspective,” The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations, Third Edition (2019)
- Co-author, “Common Sense Prevails in the UK’s Battle over Legal Professional Privilege,” Expert Witness Journal (Autumn 2018)
- Co-author, “Four Takeaways From the U.K.’s ENRC Privilege Decision,” The Anti-Corruption Report (October 17, 2018)
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- Legal Practice Course, College of Law, 2010
- Graduate Diploma in Law, College of Law, 2009
- MSt (Medieval History), University of Oxford, 2008
- BA, University of Oxford, 2007
Admissions / Qualifications
- England and Wales, Solicitor, 2012