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Matthew Shopp


Washington DC

Matthew is a founding partner of Versant Partners. He has advised clients on financial, valuation, and damages issues in over 50 international disputes, including expert appointments in ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL, and LCIA arbitrations. Matthew is sought out for his ability to clearly and accurately distill complex financial issues for tribunals and other triers of fact. He specializes in analyzing financial and economic issues where there is limited data, high levels of uncertainty, and complex factual and legal circumstances.

Recognized for his ‘outstanding intellect, attention to detail, and responsive manner’ when handling quantum issues in high-value arbitration proceedings.”

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With over a decade of experience in the international arbitration practice at a publicly-traded consulting firm, Matthew can provide clients and their counsel with valuable insight into key quantum issues at all stages of the dispute process. Matthew has worked on projects around the world in a wide range of industries, including oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, real estate, consumer goods, media & telecom, and financial services. He has deep experience in developing and frontier economies, with a focus on Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe.

Earlier in his career, Matthew lived and worked in the Middle East where he consulted on billion-dollar construction and logistics contracts for a Fortune 500 company. He also has experience assisting government contractors on financial and accounting compliance issues. Matthew holds an MBA in Finance (honors) and a bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Pennsylvania State University. He frequently lectures on international finance and valuation issues at universities and industry events.