Matt Sanders

Matt Sanders

Group Partner

T +44 (0) 1481 748 914
M +44 (0) 7781 138 037

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Matt is a group partner in Walkers' Guernsey office, where he specialises in investment funds and corporate matters.

With more than a decade's experience offshore, he 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.

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.

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

2020 Chambers and Partners UK Guide - Notable Practitioner

2020 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded

2019 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded

2018  Legal 500 - (Investment Funds) Recomended Lawyer - Guernsey 

2018 Legal 500 - (Corporate and M&A) Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey

2018 Legal 500 - (Banking and Finance) Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey

"Matthew Sanders, practice head 'very engaged and hands-on' "

2018 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds (Recommended Lawyer)

2018 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded

2017 Legal 500 - (Banking and Finance) Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey

2017 Legal 500 - (Corporate and M&A) Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey

2017 Legal 500 - (Investment Funds) – Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey

"Matt Sanders ‘provides quality work in the funds field’."

2017 International Who's Who of Private Funds Formation Lawyers

2016 Legal 500 - (Banking and Finance) – Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey

2016 Legal 500 - (Corporate and M&A) – Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey

2013 Legal 500 - “Methodical, knowledgeable and unflappable”

2012 Chambers UK - “Approachable, friendly and straight talking”

Member, Guernsey Investment Funds Association

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