Mr Matt Sanders > Walkers > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile

Walkers
12-14 NEW STREET
ST PETER PORT
GY1 2PF
Guernsey

Work Department

Investment Funds and Corporate

Position

Matt is the Managing Partner of Walkers’ Guernsey office, where he specialises in investment funds and corporate matters.

He is a Group Partner* with more than a decade’s experience offshore, and works as part of Walkers’ Guernsey Investment Funds and corporate teams on a wide variety of matters relating to the structuring and restructuring of investment funds and high value transactions involving Guernsey company law.

He has particular expertise in respect of Guernsey Private Fund structures, and M&A deals involving regulated corporate service providers and trust companies.

Matt’s work includes advising on complex issues relating to funds, including having acted on the first conversion and migration of the cells of a Guernsey protected cell company to Malta.

Career

Prior to joining Walkers predecessor firm in Guernsey in 2009, Matt practised with the Business and Trust Law Group at a leading offshore firm in Guernsey.

Before moving to Guernsey, Matt practised tax law in New Zealand at Russell McVeagh, one of New Zealand’s largest commercial firms.

Languages

English

Memberships

Member, Guernsey Investment Funds Association

Education

Admitted In:
New Zealand (not practising)

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
LLB, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Corporate and M&A

They are pragmatic and get the job done‘, says one client of the investment fund and corporate lawyers at Walkers. The group has broad experience in restructuring work such as amalgamations and migrations, in addition to a strength in the corporate aspects of real estate transactions. Matt Sanders  is a seasoned M&A lawyer and jointly takes the lead alongside ‘brilliantKate Storey , who has a niche in M&A involving insurance companies. Chris Hutley-Hurst (‘clear and commercial in his advice‘) provides corporate tax advice, in addition to handling regulatory aspects of corporate and commercial activities. Recently promoted senior counsel Jessica Robinson has built a practice involving trust companies and in April 2022, Craig Cordle joined the group from Ogier.

Guernsey > Investment funds

Walkers‘ investment fund and corporate team grew in 2022, with the arrival of Craig Cordle from Ogier, adding an experienced hand in fund structuring and transactions. The group is jointly led by Kate Storey , whose practice spans investment fund structuring and finance, as well as equity raising and listings; and managing partner Matt Sanders , who often coordinates multijurisdictional fund deals involving the Channel Islands and London offices. Chris Hutley-Hurst has substantial experience in private equity fund and listed fund formation, as well as a variety of fund transactions. Senior counsel Jessica Robinson is a lawyer to watch for transactional issues.