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Matt is a partner in the financial institutions team of our London office's corporate finance department. Matt advises clients on a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, joint ventures and general corporate and commercial matters, with a particular focus on the financial institutions, banks and insurance sector. Matt has also advised clients on regulatory insurance issues and advises both insurers and insureds on warranty and indemnity insurance matters
He was seconded to our Singapore office for 4 months in 2008 and in 2012/13 he spent six months on secondment to Barclays Bank PLC's M&A legal team advising the bank on its own account transactions, including the reorganisation of its African businesses in 8 jurisdictions across Africa and its acquisition of ING Direct in the UK.
Matt has significant experience advising clients on acquisitions and joint ventures in Africa and has spent a significant amount of time leading joint teams with and working from our South African offices, whilst advising clients on significant Africa transactions.
Matt was recognised as an "Associate to watch" by Chambers UK in 2016 and 2017 in the Insurance: Non-contentious category and quotes an impressed client: "He is very personable, very hard-working, commercial and was able to really get into the detail while remaining approachable and friendly."
Matt was also recognised by Legal500 2017 and 2018 as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in their Insurance: Corporate & Regulatory section.