Matthew Stocker > Conyers > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 2681
Cayman Islands

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Matthew Stocker is a Partner in the Corporate Department of Conyers Dill & Pearman in the Cayman Islands. Matthew has a broad corporate and finance practice and has significant experience in most areas of offshore transactional work. Specifically, he has acted in relation to many financings of various types and structures, including numerous aircraft financings and also vessel and other equipment financings, capital markets transactions and acquisition finance matters. Similarly, he has worked on a wide range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, other listing matters, on overseas exchanges and on the Cayman Stock Exchange, corporate restructurings and preference share deals. He has also advised with respect to numerous investment funds (both open-ended and closed-ended), encompassing hedge fund work and private equity matters. He also frequently advises with respect to local aircraft and vessel registration matters.




  • Member of the Cayman Islands Cape Town Convention Working Group


  • College of Law, Guildford, Law Society Finals (Hons.)
  • University of Southampton, LLB (Hons.)

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Corporate and commercial

Fielding a sizeable team and robust global network, Conyers is noted for its capabilities in big-ticket M&A, de-SPAC transactions, and corporate restructurings. The group’s cross-border capabilities are most keenly concentrated on Latin American markets, where Nicholas Pattman advises a range of Brazilian companies in particular. Matthew Stocker, who heads up the corporate practice, has most recently advised on big-ticket transactions in the pharmaceuticals, consumer goods and automotive sectors. The highly experienced Cora Miller and SPAC specialist Alex Davies are also recommended.

Cayman Islands > Banking, finance and capital markets

Noted for its niche expertise in Brazilian market matters, Conyers has a broad practice encompassing multi-jurisdictional asset finance, structured finance, and fund finance work. Practice chair Matthew Stocker specialises in aircraft, vessel, and other equipment financings, in addition to capital markets transactions and acquisition financings. Cora Miller is noted for her expertise in DCM work, while counsel Barnabas Finnigan – who divides his time between the firm’s London and Cayman offices – is widely praised by clients for his aviation finance acumen. Fellow counsel Alex Davies‘ recent engagements include a number of IPOs and SPAC-related transactions. Fund finance specialist Anna-Lise Wisdom joined the team from Appleby in February 2022.

Cayman Islands > Investment funds

Steered by corporate head Matthew Stocker and office managing partner Kevin ButlerConyers‘ interdisciplinary funds practice works closely with the firm’s litigation and restructuring teams on a host of high-value contentious and non-contentious matters. Nicholas Pattman‘s broad cross-border capabilities are mostly keenly concentrated on the Latin American jurisdictions, and Brazil in particular. Anna-Lise Wisdom, who joined the team from Appleby in February 2022, specialises in fund finance, and associate Matthew Harkness works with a mix of start-ups, family offices and established fund managers on the full scope of corporate and finance matters. Craig Fulton has left the practice.