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.
Overseas and international
Gurprit was called to the BVI Bar in 2019, and still holds a current practicing certificate.
She worked in-house at a international law firm based in the BVI, working on large scale BVI company/commercial and trusts litigation for clients from multiple jurisdictions, including Russia, Switzerland, Hong Kong. Cases included Alfa Bank v Emmerson in the BVI Commercial Court, Wilton v AFS Trustee, a complex multi-jurisdictional trusts dispute. She also worked on local civil cases, in particular, she is familiar with probate matters.
Gurprit acted as junior counsel in Bowview Overseas Limited and Others, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (2020), and in Asiyah Grant v Javier Maduro Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, in the Court of Appeal (2019). She is currently instructed in a multimillion cross border winding up matter and is instructed as junior counsel in IsZo Capital v Nam Tai & Others, an international multimillion shareholder dispute.
Gurprit has also advised in Jersey Trust disputes, and has spent time working on the Isle of Man on commercial and corporate fraud case.
Languages
Punjabi and 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

Latest News & Publications

In a landmark ruling the UK Supreme Court unanimously decided that insurance policies providing business interruption insurance...

Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021
No5’s Gurprit Mattu details the Financial Conduct Authority's rules for the banning of derivatives and Exchange Traded Notes that reference unregulated transferable cryptoassets....

Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2020
On 31 October 2020, the ban on repossession proceedings comes to an end. Approximately 1.8 million people have taken a deferral on a mortgage, and the second period of deferral is now coming to an end. Lenders may commence or continue with possession proceedings if appropriate....

Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020