Matthew Critchley

Partner. Melbourne.

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Matthew Critchley

Matthew specialises in major commercial litigation, insolvency and restructuring.

He has acted on a range of high profile and complex disputes involving financial services, corporate finance, corporate governance and shareholder issues.

He has also acted in some of Australia’s largest insolvencies, advising banks, investors, creditors, directors and insolvency professionals, assisting them to mitigate risk and achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Matthew specialises in major commercial litigation, insolvency and restructuring.

He has acted on a range of high profile and complex disputes involving financial services, corporate finance, corporate governance and shareholder issues.

He has also acted in some of Australia’s largest insolvencies, advising banks, investors, creditors, directors and insolvency professionals, assisting them to mitigate risk and achieve the best possible outcomes.

Matthew is recognised for his strategic, commercially-focussed approach and uncompromising commitment to client service.

“A great litigator with superb knowledge across the law” Banking client
Matthew Critchley

Matthew's Expertise

  • Major commercial litigation Acted for major listed companies and professional services firms in connection with strategically significant and high value litigation. Clients include NAB, BankWest, ANZ, JP Morgan and KPMG.
  • Major corporate collapses Acted on several of Australia’s largest insolvencies, including Timbercorp, Allco Finance Group, ABC Learning, Clive Peeters and Hastie Group.
  • Trading receiverships Acted on a full range of advisory and contentious matters across a variety of industries including agri-business, commercial property, liquor and gaming, manufacturing and retail.
  • Pre-appointment exposures Advised on a full range of restructuring and enforcement strategies for clients including CBA, BankWest, ANZ and NAB.

Matthew's Leadership

  • Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association Member
  • Turnaround Management Association Member
  • Law Institute of Victoria Member

What others say

  • “Best Lawyer - Litigation” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2017-2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Insolvency & Reorganisation Law” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014-2018
  • “Understands our commercial drivers and is a great litigator with superb knowledge across the law. He is our ‘go to’ on complex and sensitive matters.” Banking client
  • “An exceptional litigator and an absolute delight to work with.” Financial services client

Matthew's Thinking