Clients have said that Matthew “gives you confidence and doesn't get immersed in the legal weeds; he delivers the key issues and messages we need to consider” (Chambers & Partners, Global 2015).
Since moving to Jersey Matthew has advised on many of the landscape changing transactions in the Jersey fiduciary sector. He has particular experience in acting for bidders or sellers in auction transactions, coordinating multijurisdictional teams and advising on the regulatory challenges that such transactions can present.
In addition to specialising in mergers and acquisitions, Matthew also advises on Jersey financial services regulatory and competition law, corporate restructurings, equity and debt fundraisings and general corporate matters.
Matthew joined Ogier in May 2015 and is a partner in the corporate & commercial and investment funds teams. He qualified in England and Wales (currently non-practising) at a City firm in 1997 and moved to Jersey from K&L Gates in 2006. Before joining Ogier, Matthew practiced at another leading law firm in Jersey.
Matthew was seconded to HSBC Channel Islands and Isle of Man for the second half of 2016 as temporary General Counsel.
Matthew is listed as one of only two Channel Island advisers in the "International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers 2012" directory.
1997 – England and Wales (currently non-practising)
Acting for a retail bank in the auction sale of its cross Channel Island fiduciary business
Acting for a PE investor in Jersey's largest management buyout in the fiduciary services sector
Acting for a leading financial institution in its acquisition of a private wealth business
Acting for a leading independent private bank on a multi-jurisdictional fiduciary acquisition
Acting for a PE investor in its acquisition of a minority interest in a multi-jurisdictional fiduciary services provider
Matthew is not admitted in Jersey