Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda*, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey (Channel Islands). 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 and trusts.
Walkers works in exclusive association with Kevin Taylor, trading as 'Walkers Bermuda', a full service commercial law firm providing advice on all aspects of Bermuda law.
Walkers Professional Services provides registered office, corporate, and fiduciary services from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong and Ireland. We also provide compliance services from the Cayman Islands through Walkers Compliance, a one-stop-shop which helps clients address evolving Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, including outsourcing and supporting their compliance functions. Working together with Walkers law firm, Walkers Professional Services delivers a seamless integration of legal, corporate, fiduciary and compliance services.
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 is a group partner based in Walkers' Guernsey office, where he is a member of the Corporate, Finance and Investment Funds Groups. Matt advises a range of clients on corporate and commercial matters, including investment fund establishment and regulation, financing transactions, corporate acquisitions and disposals, and commercial regulation. He specialises in resolving complex issues regarding Guernsey investment funds, including restructuring, highlights of which include working on the first conversion and migration of the cells of a Guernsey protected cell company to Malta.
Prior to joining AO Hall, Walkers (Guernsey) LLP's predecessor firm 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 ZealandLLB, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
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
“Approachable, friendly and straight talking”