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Matthew Tinger is a partner in the Corporate department of the firm’s London office, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity transactions.

Matthew has particular experience in corporate real estate transactions and heads up the firm’s corporate real estate practice.

He regularly advises clients on acquisitions and disposals of properties within corporate structures, property joint ventures and on sale and leaseback transactions.


University of Birmingham (LLB 1997, LPC 1998).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m

Dentons‘ ‘exceptional’ commitment to ‘responsive, practical solutions‘ and ‘experience-backed commercial advice in heavily regulated transactions‘ ensures that the practice is regularly sought out for high-value deals, both domestically and internationally. Under the leadership of ‘brilliant tactician’ Neil Nicholson, the team frequently handles big-ticket mandates for a sweep of listed clients operating in the aviation, TMT, consumer goods, sports, and real estate sectors. Matthew Tinger is particularly praised on account of his capabilities in the latter, where he works with a number of hotels and commercial operators on cross-border transactions, while Darren Acres‘ cross-border expertise is most notably concentrated in transatlantic M&A and deals involving African stakeholders. Underscoring the team’s level of international fluency, Joseph Altendorff has led M&A teams in over 100 jurisdictions, particularly with respect to venture technology deals. Senior associate Joseph Collingwood is well-versed in sport and manufacturing M&A, while fellow senior associate Verity Kent is noted for her experience in oil and gas, mining, and renewable power. The team’s corporate finance offering was bolstered by the arrival of Patrick Somers from TLT in May 2021.

London > Industry focus > Hospitality and leisure

Their ability to collaborate‘ enables the team at Dentons to effectively advise beyond the domestic scope, with client relationships spanning France, Ireland, Italy, the Middle East and Africa. The team comprises sector experts who are well versed in the handling of day-to-day hotel operational issues, franchising matters, acquisitions and dispositions. Mark Daliere acts as the head of hotels for the UK and the Middle East, whilst  Rick Ross chairs the global hotels group. Both are located in Phoenix. Simon Masri, a London based partner, is well regarded for his expertise in hotel investment, finance and mixed-use development projects. He is trusted to advise by many clients including institutions and private and public companies, both UK based and overseas. Matthew Tinger is noted for his extensive corporate knowledge. Additional mention is given to recently promoted real estate partner Laura Gowing for her hotel financing and transactions expertise.