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Matt Roberts

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Matt is Head of Corporate, Asia and a partner dually based in the Hong Kong and Singapore offices 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.


Based in Asia since 2011, Matt previously worked in the Cayman Islands and Australia. He is consistently listed as a leading offshore lawyer in all major legal directories including Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000. He was recently selected as one of the "Top Offshore Lawyers" by Asia Business Law Journal 2022;  one of "China’s Elite 100 lawyers (Foreign firm)",  a "2023-2024 Visionary", and one of the "100 A-List Foreign Lawyers in China" by China Business Law Journal. 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


GAICD being a Graduate of the 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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