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Matthew Hodgson is an international arbitration specialist. He is qualified in England and Wales, Hong Kong as well as New York. He is also a Solicitor Advocate, with Higher Rights of Audience before the Senior Courts of England and Wales and the Courts of Hong Kong. He has acted in commercial disputes under all major arbitral rules including those in relation to energy and infrastructure projects, financial instruments and private equity transactions, and in the telecommunications and technology sectors. He has represented investors and States (including Azerbaijan, Korea, Pakistan, and Poland) in 15 investment treaty arbitrations. He represented investors in the first claim to find that a complex financial product is a protected ‘investment’ (Deutsche Bank/Sri Lanka) and the first successful ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes) claim against the Philippines (BDC). He has also sat as arbitrator in cases under the HKIAC (Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre), ICC (International Commerce Centre) and SIAC (Singapore International Arbitration Centre) rules. Who’s Who Legal 2021 describes him as ‘a mainstay of international arbitration in the Asia Pacific market who is “very knowledgeable and experienced at investment treaty disputes”’.