Matt is a partner and Head of Corporate, Asia of Maples and Calder in the Maples Group's Hong Kong office. He specialises in advising financial institutions, publicly listed and private companies, asset managers and promoters on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, reorganisations, corporate governance and capital markets (including initial public offerings, secondary offerings and preferred share financings). Matt also has significant experience in advising on the establishment, structuring and restructuring of offshore investment funds at all stages of their life cycle.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Funds & Investment Management
Maples Advises on US$8.7 Billion Take-Private of 58.com
Maples Group Wins Six Awards in Asia
Maples Group Supports JD.com and NetEase on the Largest Hong Kong Dual Listings of 2020
Maples and Calder Hong Kong Recruitments Bolster Capabilities
Matt has been in private practice for over 20 years and has been practising as an offshore lawyer since 2007. Based in Hong Kong for the past decade, Matt previously worked with the Maples Group in the Cayman Islands and prior to that as a corporate lawyer in Australia. Matt regularly lectures to professional bodies and is also a regular contributor to professional journals and other industry publications.
2002 - Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia (not practising)
2004 - Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of Australia (not practising)
2007 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands
Australian Institute of Company Directors, Sydney, Australia, Company Director Course, 2010
Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, Bachelor of Laws, 2001
Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), 2001
Member of the Western Australian Law Society
Member of the Hong Kong Law Society
Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Chinese take-privates: End of a US affair?
British Virgin Islands Economic Substance Requirements 2020 Update
Cayman Islands Update: COVID-19 Measures and Beneficial Ownership
BVI Regulatory Obligations and Filing Deadlines 2020
COVID-19 Cayman Islands Update: Further Financial Services Deadline Extensions
COVID-19 Cayman Islands Update: Additional Financial Services Concessions