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Matt Roberts

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Matt is a partner and Head of Corporate, Asia of the Maples Group. He specialises in advising financial institutions, publicly listed and private companies, asset managers and promoters on mergers and acquisitions, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), 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.


Matt has been in private practice for the past two decades and has been practising as an offshore corporate lawyer for most of that time in the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and Singapore. Matt is regularly listed in various leading legal publications including Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000. He is also recognised as one of "Top Offshore Lawyers" and "China’s Elite 100 lawyers (Foreign firm)" by Asia Business Law Journal 2022 and China Business Law Journal's A-List respectively. Matt regularly lectures to professional bodies and is also a regular contributor to professional journals and other industry publications.


Member of the Singapore Law Society

Member of the Western Australian Law Society

Member of the Hong Kong Law Society

Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors

Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors



Funds & Investment Management


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


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