Matthew Chippin

Matthew Chippin


Having grown up in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, I am a Canadian-Israeli with experience in real property development, real property management and business law. I hold a BA with distinction and an MA, in history, from The University of New Brunswick where I conducted historiographical research concerning instances of war crimes committed during the Second World War. I also hold a JD from The Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, with a specialization in Marine Law, and an LLM First Class Honours from The University College Cork.

A recipient of the Southern Law Association Prize for my LLM dissertation, I also engaged in an EU-wide Corporate Insolvency Working Group where I co-authored the Irish Report for the “Harmonisation of Transactions Avoidance Law” Project. I was called to the Bar in Canada after completing my articles at Tripp Law, a boutique corporate, securities and IP law firm. I have also completed the Canadian Securities Course as well as the Canadian Bar Association’s Tax Law for Lawyers course.

A Member of the Law Society of Ontario, INSOL Europe’s Younger Academics Network of Insolvency Law, the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association Insolvency Section, I look forward to the opportunity to conduct research at the University of Leeds.

Research interests

My research largely concerns comparative corporate insolvency anti-avoidance law across different common law countries. Focusing primarily on the anti-deprivation rule, I am using a multi-faceted approach to uncover and explain biases between English, Canadian and American Law.

I am very excited for the opportunity to work alongside world-class scholars in order to complete a PhD research project that will have an impact across national borders.


  • BA with Distinction (University of New Brunswick)
  • MA — History (University of New Brunswick)
  • JD, Marine Law Specialization (Dalhousie University)
  • LLM (National University of Ireland)
  • Law Society of Ontario, Barrister and Solicitor (Non-practising)

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Business Law and Practice
  • Centre for Criminal Justice Studies