Matt is an experienced lawyer specialising in complex transactions and reorganisations, including in respect of M&A, capital markets, and international business reorganisations. Matt is a highly capable, commercial and solutions focused lawyer with a relaxed, positive, and collegial attitude. He enjoys solving complex problems for clients, especially in high-pressure high-stakes situations, and is proactive in ensuring we deliver outstanding results.
Matt regularly advises corporates and funds on all aspects of their businesses including, commercial contracts, scaling through acquisitions or strategic divestments, fund raising activities (i.e., equity, debt and hybrid raisings), joint ventures, partnerships, initial public offerings, and other liquidity events. He has worked closely with well-known global household brands on significant and complex legal entity rationalisations and resulting group restructuring. He has also advised two State/Territory Governments on the need for, and design of, Government backed venture capital funds supporting early-stage high-growth companies in the relevant jurisdiction.
Matt was a core part of the Board advisory practice, working closely with Boards across the listed, unlisted, and not-for-profit sectors on their ongoing corporate governance requirements, including directors’ duties, legal and regulatory compliance requirements and implementation of governance frameworks across the Board and committee functions.
Prior to Hamilton Locke, Matt worked as a lawyer at professional services firm KPMG and spent over 10 years prior in the health and insurance sectors, including providing warranty and indemnity insurance for a global insurance company and working as a physiotherapist in both Australia and the UK.