Matt  Lee
  • Sydney

Matt Lee


Matt Lee is a Principal at Burford with responsibility for leading its investment activity and operations in Australia and focused on working with companies, funds, investors and law firms engaged in complex commercial litigation and arbitration in Australia and abroad. An Australian and US-qualified lawyer with trial, arbitration and appellate experience across Australia, the US, UK, Europe and Southeast Asia, Mr. Lee often works with institutions and law firms assessing multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Prior to joining Burford, Mr. Lee was Of Counsel at Quinn Emanuel, where he focused on representing clients in complex commercial litigation, transnational disputes, international arbitration, class actions, appeals and investigations. Mr. Lee has taught various law courses in both Australia and the US, including transnational dispute resolution at New York University, and was selected as a SuperLawyer Rising Star in 2018 and 2019. He began his legal career working on litigation, advising and appellate matters with the South Australian Crown Solicitor and Solicitor General.

Mr. Lee earned Honors degrees in Law and Arts (Politics) both with First Class Honors from the University of Adelaide and graduated from Harvard Law School after receiving the Fulbright (W.G. Walker) Scholarship and the Law Foundation of South Australia Fellowship.


Band 3 - Australia Litigation Funding, Chambers and Partners 2021-2022
Rising Star SuperLawyer 2018 - 2019
"Razor-sharp", "Exceptionally talented", "A pleasure to deal with" Chambers and Partners
Global 100 Leaders in Litigation Funding, Lawdragon 2023