Matthew is a Partner and leader of Ferrier Hodgson’s Forensics practice in Queensland
 

Experience

As a forensic specialist, Matthew’s advice to clients, their legal advisers and the courts helps to resolve high stakes disputes and address business challenges associated with fraud and other non-compliant behaviour.

Prior to joining Ferrier Hodgson in 2014, Matthew held positions up to Director level in the forensic, corporate finance and corporate recovery practices of a major global accounting firm, providing a background in dispute advisory, investigations and integrity risk management, infrastructure and projects, corporate recovery, restructuring and probity.

Matthew is accredited as a business valuation specialist by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Matthew is the Queensland Forensic Accounting Chair and a member of the Queensland Public Practice Committee for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Major recent projects

Dispute resolution

  • Independent expert report quantifying damages in a property joint venture dispute, supported by project feasibility modelling and scenario analysis.
  • Consulting expert advice in a litigated project feasibility dispute between mining joint venturers, including a critique of another expert’s report and financial model, involving real options and simulation analysis.
  • Preparation of formal submissions on behalf of an institutional bank in a post-investment dispute with an employment services business, for the purposes of expert determination.
  • A valuation of shares in a payments processing company for a dispute concerning executive incentive payments.

Investigations

  • Investigation of the largest discovered public sector fraud in Queensland history.
  • Investigation of suspected fraud and employee misconduct for a multinational diversified services company.
  • Investigation of bribery allegations for an oil and gas construction services company.
  • US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act due diligence investigation in the Indonesian automotive industry.
  • Investigation of conflicts of interest and unacceptable business practices among mine site contractors for a global resources company.
      

 

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