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Matthew is a partner in the Maples Group’s London office and chairs the Global Real Estate Finance Group.  He advises on finance, banking and corporate law matters involving BVI and Cayman Islands companies and partnerships, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, partnerships and joint ventures, debt and equity financings, and project, real estate and asset financings as well as fund finance.  Matthew specialises in the listing of BVI and Cayman Islands companies on international stock exchanges, including the London Stock Exchange / AIM, NASDAQ, NYSE and Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.  He has acted for the issuer on a number of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) IPOs in the US and UK, and SPAC business combinations.  Matthew also advises on BVI insurance, compliance and regulatory law, and regularly contributes to industry journals, including PLC, International Corporate Rescue, Captive Review and FINalternatives.


Matthew joined the Maples Group in the British Virgin Islands in 2007 and was elected as a partner in 2013.  Matthew previously worked for Lester Aldridge.


University of Reading, UK, LLB (Hons)

Bournemouth University, UK, Postgraduate Diploma, Legal Practice (Distinction)

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Maples Group maintains an ‘excellent’ practice and is highlighted for its ‘well-resourced and dedicated’ Cayman Islands team which handles the full spectrum of matters as well as providing Irish and Jersey law advice through its desks. Overseen by managing partner Heidi De Vries, the team features Harjit Kaur who specializes in funds and investment management, and Jonathan Caulton who heads the finance team. ‘An expert in his field’, Matthew Gilbert is head of the London based BVI practice and focuses on compliance and regulatory work for BVI companies. On the corporate side, Jack Marriott‘s practice covers public and private M&A, debt financing and restructurings. Counsel Alex Way is based in the firm’s private client department.