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Richard Mattick
Richard Mattick
Of Counsel
London +44 20 7067 2023 rmattick@cov.com Download V-card

Richard Mattick advises and represents clients in connection with the resolution of disputes in a variety of fields, with particular emphasis on insurance and contractual disputes, as well as acting for clients in relation to export controls matters.  Legal 500 UK (2013-2014) describes him as a "pleasure to work with," “first rate lawyer, who fights his corner hard” and “very quick to respond.”  Chambers UK notes that “he is extremely diligent and hard-working, and gives good advice. He's got a very good eye for detail" (2014) and is a "first-rate lawyer with particular knowledge of insurance liabilities for asbestos claims. He is immensely hard-working and always on top of the materials, and he fights his corner hard" (2015).

  • Represented a number of clients including Exxon Mobil Corporation, Goodrich, Goodyear and Textron in successfully opposing efforts by solvent London Market companies to use so-called "solvent schemes of arrangement" to curtail their coverage obligations to policyholders facing long-tail liabilities, such as asbestos, silica or environmental claims including handling the first two who successful challenges to proposed solvent schemes of arrangements for insurance carriers in the English High Court in the cases of In re The British Aviation Insurance Company Limited (“BAIC”) and In re Sovereign Marine & General Insurance Company Limited (“WFUM”).
  • Represented Ryanair in proceedings before the Court of Appeal to stay an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading and contest that Office’s right to carry out an investigation due to time bar.
  • Acted for a financial services company in successful proceedings to prevent the misuse of confidential information by a departing employee and a competitor.
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in Commercial Court proceedings arising out of the sudden termination of the manufacture of products by a third party contractor.
  • Represented Goodyear in an insurance coverage arbitration against a Bermuda Excess insurer in London.
  • Acted for Pilkington in product liability insurance coverage litigation before the Commercial Court in London.  Acted for Pilkington in an action in the English Commercial Court to recover compensation from its product liability insurers, having previously recovered successfully from its professional indemnity insurers.  Case reported as Pilkington v. CGU Insurance.
  • Handled an arbitration-related injunction proceeding before the Commercial Court in London for Owens Corning reported as XL Insurance Ltd v. Owens Corning.
  • Represented a major French bank in litigation in the English Commercial Court in connection with an interest rate swap agreement before settling the matter on terms that were highly favorable to our client.
  • Successfully initiated in the English Courts a challenge by the European Low Fares Airlines Association to an EU Regulation.
  • Represented an international multimedia company in the successful recovery of possession of film footage.
  • Various representations of Bacardi in relation to claims against third parties in product liability-related matters, including the reported case of Bacardi-Martini Beverages Ltd v. Thomas Hardy Packaging Ltd in the English Commercial Court, in which Bacardi recovered damages against a party that had supplied it with CO2 contaminated with benzene. 
  • Handled various confidential London insurance coverage arbitrations under the Bermuda Form and related policies.
  • Acted for Park Air Systems Limited in successfully recovering monies stolen by the company’s Finance Director.
  • Represented Harley Davidson in various contentious matters.
  • Represented directors and shareholders of Microsulis Limited in successfully opposing unfair prejudice proceedings.
  • Advised a large UK company on significant export controls compliance issues and on disclosures to regulators.
  • Carried out or advised on internal investigations into suspected breaches of export controls rules.
  • Advice to various clients on UK export controls and economic sanctions issues.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • British Insurance Law Association
  • Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
  • Solicitors’ European Group
  • Eastcote Hockey and Badminton Club Limited, Company Secretary and Member of Management Committee
  • Chambers Global, Insurance: Mainly Policyholders (2014-2016)
  • Chambers UK, Insurance - Mainly Policyholders (2012-2016)
  • Super Lawyers - London, Civil Litigation (2013)
  • Legal Experts UK (2010)
  • PLC Which Lawyer?
    • Dispute Resolution, England (2008-2012)
    • Insurance, England (2010)
  • Legal 500 UK
    • Insurance Litigation for Policyholders (2008-2016)
    • Commercial Litigation (2012)