Gurprit Mattu

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Gurprit advises and represents clients in commercial and company disputes. She is able to advise in contentious banking and finance matters, shareholder disputes, contentious trusts, insolvency and regulatory matters. Her expertise is in financial services law, including dispute resolution, financial regulation, litigation and corporate fraud.
Gurprit has gained significant experience within financial services through being seconded to the Financial Conduct Authority, where she has worked on a number of large cases relating to collective investment schemes, Libor manipulation, unfair contract terms in consumer contracts and corporate fraud.
She also provided advice to HSBC Bank Plc, Global Markets for a number of years in their Early Neutral Evaluation process of derivative miss selling claims, in particular in the assessment of consequential loss claims.
Gurprit has regularly advised insurers in complex fraud cases and contract disputes, including a shareholder group action.
She was called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands in 2019 and has appeared in the BVI on strike out, mediation, insolvency and contentious trust matters.
Gurprit has gained experience in Hong Kong working on corporate fraud and civil cases. She has also spent some weeks at the Hong Kong Arbitration Centre.
Languages
Punjabi
Hindi
Notable Cases
The Financial Conduct Authority v Asset L. I. Inc (trading as Asset Land) & others [2016]
Gurprit was part of the FCA team that prepared and successfully presented the first Unauthorised Business Department matter under s235 FSMA (collective investment schemes) that went to a fully contested trial; [2013] EWHC 178. The decision was appealed, and eventually the Supreme Court found that the company’s land banking arrangements amounted to operating collective investment schemes without authorisation.
OFSTEAD v Durand Academy Trust [2019]
Gurprit acted as Junior Counsel in a Judicial Review case, for the Durand Academy at the administrative court and the Court of Appeal. The Administrative Court quashed OFSTEAD’s Report at first instance finding that the absence of any ability effectively to challenge the Report rendered the Complaints Procedures unfair. The Court of Appeal overturned the decision.
Awards
Peter Millet Award
Pegasus Scholarship
Memberships
International Bar Association
Financial Services Lawyers Association
Surrey and South London Bar Mess
Qualifications
LLB Aberystwyth University
MA Kings College, London
Diploma in Corporate Governance

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No5 Barristers’ Chambers is delighted to welcome Gurprit Mattu to the Business and Property Group....

Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020