Matthew J.Skinner (Matt)

Partner

Singapore + 65.6233.5502 London + 44.207.039.5210

Matthew Skinner is a leading international arbitration practitioner. He has extensive experience representing clients in legally complex and sensitive disputes. These include joint venture, licensing, construction, and post-M&A disputes across a range of industry sectors (notably oil and gas, pharmaceutical, mining, manufacturing, and energy). Matt understands the business dynamics and strategic issues impacting the dispute resolution process, enabling him to provide solution-driven, commercially focused advice and effectively guide his clients through the litigation/arbitration process.

Matt also advises and assists clients in investigations and prosecutions, including conducting internal investigations for clients.

Matt has practiced in London, Sydney, and Singapore and has handled disputes in a number of forums, including courts and international arbitration tribunals (SIAC, LCIA, LMAA, HKIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL, and CAS). He also has experience in various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including adjudication and mediation. Matt is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a panel arbitrator at SIAC (Singapore International Arbitration Centre), HKIAC (Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre), JCAA (The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association), and AIAC (Asian International Arbitration Centre).

Listed in a number of legal directories, clients quote that Matt is: "extremely responsive and constantly available"; "commercially astute"; "passionate about client service"; knowing "it all very well, [having] obviously been through multiple arbitrations and will tell you how long it will take, the risks and where the other side will push"; and "from a strategy perspective, he is sharp and provides very good advice so we aren't walking down a path we haven't considered."

He is author of many published articles and is regularly invited to speak at seminars and conferences.

Experience

  • Engineering and construction company disputes services agreement involving mining project in VietnamJones Day is representing an engineering and construction company in a dispute arising from the supply of engineering and procurement services to a mining project in Vietnam.
  • Indonesian coalbed methane producer succeeds in US$384.4 million arbitrationJones Day successfully defended an Indonesian coalbed methane company in a US$384.4 million contractual dispute with its former joint venture partner.
  • Major Korean steel maker defends against arbitration in Singapore involving alleged defective goodsJones Day represented a major integrated Korean steel maker in arbitration proceedings in Singapore concerning allegedly defective goods.
  • Major U.S. oil company seeks advice following adverse conduct by state-owned entity and local government in connection to its investmentJones Day is advising a major U.S. oil company on its rights and potential remedies under a bilateral investment treaty and several production sharing contracts with a Southeast Asian State.
  • Major U.S. oil company seeks advice on indictment of its joint venture entity in South KoreaJones Day is advising a major U.S. oil company in relation to the indictment of its joint venture entity and its employees by the South Korean Prosecutor's Office.
  • Cyprus based investment holding company seeks to recover multi-million dollar amount under guarantee from its counterpartyJones Day is advising a Cyprus based investment holding company in its recovery of a multi-million dollar amount under an English law governed guarantee issued in connection with its investment into an Indian company in the hospitality industry.
  • U.S. based company disputes issues involving Chinese business acquisitionJones Day is representing a U.S. based company in a dispute arising under the representations and warranties given in respect of the acquisition of a Chinese business.
  • Samoa-based energy investment company disputes claim for indemnity under share sale and purchase agreementJones Day is representing a Samoa-based energy investment management and holding company in an ICC arbitration arising out of a share sale and purchase agreement.
  • Australian client arbitrates breach of television services contractJones Day is acting for an Australian based client in an arbitration at the SIAC with an Indian based company arising from a breach of a television services agreement contract.
  • UK based financial services company seeks advice about Malaysian litigation involving recovery of sharesJones Day is advising a UK based financial services company in respect of litigation arising in Malaysia concerning the recovery of shares.
  • Confidential client arbitrates dispute about pricing of aluminum sheet ignotJones Day acted for a client in respect of a SIAC rules international arbitration concerning the pricing and minimum purchasing obligations of aluminum sheet ignot.
  • Japanese based customer disputes long term contract for supply of certain materialJones Day is advising a Japanese based customer in respect of a dispute governed by the SIAC rules arising under a long term contract for the supply of a certain material.
  • Energy company disputes claim for indemnity under insurance policy of directors and officersJones Day acted for an energy company in a dispute arising from a claim for indemnity under a policy of directors and officers insurance.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • September 19, 2019
      Cross-Border Construction Disputes in 21st Century Asia
    • June 28, 2019
      The Workshop on EPC Contracts in Vietnam
    • May 23, 2019
      The Legal 500 Taiwan Dispute Resolution Forum 2019
    • June 15, 2017
      Arbitration and Construction Disputes Seminar
    • October 2016
      Business Beyond Borders: What You Need to know about Anti Bribery and Corruption in Asia-Pacific
    • August 30, 2016
      Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) - Protecting Investments in Asia
    • August 2016
      QMUL/SMU.SIAC Arbitration Colloquium: Managing the International Arbitration Process
    • July 2016
      QMUL/SMU.SIAC Arbitration Colloquium: Managing the International Arbitration Process
    • June 2016
      Business Beyond Borders: What You Need to know about Anti Bribery and Corruption in Asia-Pacific
    • May 17, 2016
      SPE/IAEE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium
    • February 22, 2016
      Commercial, Political, and Regulatory Risks in Foreign Operations
    • September 30, 2015
      2015 Singapore International Arbitration Forum
    • June 4, 2015
      YSIAC Conference 2015: The Road Ahead
    • March 12, 2015
      The Practical Problems of Confidentiality in Arbitration, Jones Day Professorship of Commercial Law Lecture
    • June 6, 2014
      Singapore International Arbitration Centre Congress 2014
    • March 6, 2014
      2014 International Arbitration Seminar - Tokyo
    • October 8, 2013
      Current Issues in FCPA Compliance – Meet Our Professionals From Around the World
    • April 10, 2013
      Foreign Judgments, Foreign Insolvency, and the results of Rubin, Jones Day Professorship of Commercial Law Lecture
    • 2013年5月8日
      2013 國際仲裁研討會
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