Matthew Walker - Associate Managing Director

Matthew leads Raedas in the UAE. He brings more than a decade of experience supporting cross-border disputes in the Middle East, the Former Soviet Union and the United States. 

Evidence gathered by Matthew has been used in High Court proceedings, to support fraud investigations by US federal authorities, and in high-stakes litigation and arbitration on behalf of UHNWIs, sovereigns and institutional investors. In recent months, Matthew’s practice has focused on UK, EU and US sanctions with respect to ownership and control questions and related intelligence gathering on sanctions developments and sanctions busting. 

Matthew also heads Raedas’ crypto asset tracing and analysis practice where he merges technical know-how of tracing cryptocurrency and tracing on the blockchain with traditional investigative techniques. This work has included tracing high-value bitcoin transactions from crypto exchanges and hosted wallets to support an investigation on behalf of an investor in an initial coin offering (ICO). 

Prior to joining Raedas, Matthew was a senior consultant in KPMG’s forensic investigations practice in Moscow and London working across a range of whistleblower and fraud investigations tied to the natural resources, banking and financial services sectors. Notably, he was the lead analyst on a high-profile receivership investigation to uncover +£ 5 billion in assets held by structures in Cyprus, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, and numerous other offshore jurisdictions. 

Matthew has a diverse professional background having previously worked in public affairs in the UK and Australia, namely with Portland Communications in London and the Australian Government in Canberra, where he provided reputation and public policy advice for governments, high-profile individuals, and some of the world’s largest corporations. 

Originally from Australia, Matthew has lived and worked in Russia, the UK and the UAE. He speaks conversational Russian.