Matthew Mason

Matthew has been in Bermuda for nearly three years, and in this short time he has been involved with some of Bermuda’s most prominent litigation, arbitration and insolvency matters, including:

  • The Robert Brockman Trust litigation – Bermuda counsel of record, working with and alongside top onshore international law firms, advising a trust company involved in the largest US tax fraud allegation against an individual in our history (US$ 2 billion)
  • In the matter of Titan Petrochemicals Group Ltd – lead advocate on behalf of a creditor of the company before the Bermuda Court of Appeal, concerning the liquidation of a part Chinese state-owned oil, shipbuilding and commodities trading conglomerate
  • The liquidation of PDV Insurance Company Ltd – Venezuela’s national oil and energy re/insurance captive, advising the company liquidators as to the ongoing liquidation and active re/insurance claims, requiring claims advice extending to major oil spills and incidents, maritime claims and international disputes subject to courts and arbitrations across the globe
  • The liquidation of Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) Ltd – advising and representing a creditor (one of the largest American multinational investment banks) in the liquidation of an international Bermuda-based financial services company, prompted by a federal wire fraud and bribery criminal conviction in the US
  • The liquidation of VL Assurance (Bermuda) Ltd – a cross-border insolvency involving long term insurance products, as a result of alleged fraudulent transactions
Matthew Mason

Matthew is regularly instructed in (re)insurance, funds, energy and commodities trading, maritime and telecommunications related disputes, in addition to insolvency and restructuring matters. He has over 14 years’ experience of interlocutory, trial and appellate advocacy, before both courts and arbitration tribunals.

Prior to Bermuda, Matthew worked for a year in the British Virgin Islands for another leading offshore law firm, where he predominantly advised and assisted on a complex international US$ 1 billion dispute concerning Russian energy (oil, gas and nuclear) and international commodities entities, with public international law issues. He also advised liquidators on cross-border insolvencies and pursued international freezing injunctions, extending to luxury superyachts.

Before moving offshore, Matthew practised as a Barrister in London, England for ten years, in court litigation and arbitration predominantly concerning (re)insurance, commercial trade and corporations, energy and commodities, maritime/shipping and telecommunications, many with an international dimension. He also acted for and advised creditors, shareholders and liquidators in corporate insolvency matters.

Matthew is a qualified and endorsed Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Matthew Mason

Matthew has been in Bermuda for nearly three years, and in this short time he has been involved with some of Bermuda’s most prominent litigation, arbitration and insolvency matters, including:

  • The Robert Brockman Trust litigation – Bermuda counsel of record, working with and alongside top onshore international law firms, advising a trust company involved in the largest US tax fraud allegation against an individual in our history (US$ 2 billion)
  • In the matter of Titan Petrochemicals Group Ltd – lead advocate on behalf of a creditor of the company before the Bermuda Court of Appeal, concerning the liquidation of a part Chinese state-owned oil, shipbuilding and commodities trading conglomerate
  • The liquidation of PDV Insurance Company Ltd – Venezuela’s national oil and energy re/insurance captive, advising the company liquidators as to the ongoing liquidation and active re/insurance claims, requiring claims advice extending to major oil spills and incidents, maritime claims and international disputes subject to courts and arbitrations across the globe
  • The liquidation of Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) Ltd – advising and representing a creditor (one of the largest American multinational investment banks) in the liquidation of an international Bermuda-based financial services company, prompted by a federal wire fraud and bribery criminal conviction in the US
  • The liquidation of VL Assurance (Bermuda) Ltd – a cross-border insolvency involving long term insurance products, as a result of alleged fraudulent transactions
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Litigation & Insolvency
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  • In the matter of Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) Ltd [2021] SC (Bda) 68 Com
  • St John’s Trust Company (PVT) Limited v. Watlington and Ors [2021] SC (Bda) 62 Civ
  • Re the B Trust, Medlands (PTC) Ltd v. Attorney General et al [2021] SC (Bda) 41 Com
  • “Litigation and Dispute Resolution in Bermuda”, International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) 2021
  • “Does International Commercial Arbitration Fulfil its Objectives?”, International Bar Association 2010
  • Barrister, England & Wales (2008)
  • Barrister, British Virgin Islands (2018)
  • Barrister & Attorney, Bermuda (2020)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Fellow, FCIArb)
  • AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society 
  • Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments

  • Insolvency Practitioners Association
  • Recovery and Insolvency Specialists
  • INSOL International
  • University of Westminster, LLB (Honours) Law (2007)
  • The College of Law, Bar Vocational Course (Outstanding) (2008)
  • International Bar Association, LLM International Legal Practice (Distinction) (2010)
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