Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey. We are experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious corporate and finance law, investment funds, private equity, structured products, capital markets, regulatory and risk advisory, and private capital and trusts.
Walkers delivers clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.
Matt Bernardo is based in Walkers' Cayman Islands office where he is a partner in the firm's Global Investment Funds Group. He advises on a broad range of matters including private equity and hedge fund formation, downstream acquisitions and divestments, exits, end-of-life issues, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and upper tier structuring of general partners. Matt advises a broad range of clients from start-up managers to some of the world's largest investment firms.
Prior to joining Walkers, Matt worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of the Melbourne office of one of Australia's leading law firms, King & Wood Mallesons. There he had extensive experience advising on a number of high profile public M&A transactions (including takeovers, schemes of arrangement and demergers), as well as private M&A transactions. He also has experience in corporate restructures and general corporate advisory matters.
Admitted In:Cayman Islands
Qualifications:Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Commerce (Honours), Monash University, Australia
2023 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Investment Funds
2022 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Investment Funds
2021 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Investment Funds
2020 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Investment Funds