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Matt Roberts

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OVERVIEW

Matt is head of Maples and Calder's Asia Corporate teams across the Maples Group's Hong Kong and Singapore offices.  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.

BACKGROUND

Matt has been in private practice since 2001 and has been practising as an offshore lawyer since 2007.  He was recently named as one of "China's Elite 100 lawyers (Foreign firm)" by China Business Law Journal's A-List and also ranked as a "Leading Individual" by Legal 500 Asia Pacific.  Based in Hong Kong since 2011, Matt previously worked with the Maples Group in the Cayman Islands for over three years and prior to that, as a corporate lawyer in Australia, with Clayton Utz.  He was previously a corporate and funds partner with a leading international firm in Hong Kong.  Matt regularly lectures to professional bodies and is also a regular contributor to professional journals and other industry publications.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member of the Western Australian Law Society

Member of the Hong Kong Law Society

Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Corporate

Funds & Investment Management

BAR ADMISSIONS

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

EDUCATION

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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