Matthew Secomb concentrates on international commercial arbitration with a focus on energy-related and construction disputes. He has been involved in international commercial arbitrations under most of the major institutional rules as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. He is admitted to practice in both common and civil law jurisdictions.
He also acts regularly as arbitrator, having chaired or sat as sole arbitrator in arbitrations under various rules (principally ICC and SIAC).
Matthew spent nearly ten years in White & Case’s Paris office before moving to Singapore in 2015. Before joining White & Case in 2006, Matthew was counsel to the ICC International Court of Arbitration, where he oversaw hundreds of arbitrations, spanning almost all industry sectors and regions.
He was recently listed by Who’s Who Legal as one of the most highly regarded “Future Leaders” of international arbitration (one of 19 partners under 45 to receive that peer recognition).
He has been described in directories as “the complete package; an excellent lawyer who is well liked by clients and colleagues" and “tough to beat, both literally and metaphorically”.