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.
Admitted In:IrelandQualifications:LLB, Trinity College DublinDiploma in Applied Finance, Law Society of Ireland
2022 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner and Recommended Lawyer (Capital Markets: Debt) - "We worked with Matt Hedigan and Michael Caulfield. Both had an excellent understanding of the particularities of a continental jurisdiction such as Greece and their drafting in the Irish law documents of the transaction was also very clear. They were available at short notice most of the time."
2021 IFLR 1000 (31st Edition) - Rising Star Partner - "Matt is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is incredibly knowledgeable and authoritative and happy to talk through any elements of a deal, which, when acting as legal counsel alongside him, is really helpful in ensuring that we present a united front to the client. He is also really happy to introduce us to clients and to suggest ways that we can win more work together, which I really like.""Good at problem solving and understanding our business. Great at communication and has a deep understanding of the industry."
2021 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner and Recommended Lawyer (Capital Markets: Debt) - ‘Andrew Traynor and Matt Hedigan have been very professional, reliable and most helpful with the task at hand. They have shown their dedication to the client and flexibility where required.’
2021 Chambers Global Guide - Up and Coming (Capital Markets: Debt) - Sources say that Matt Hedigan is "a very efficient and practical lawyer who gets things done with no fuss." Clients further highlight his ability to find "innovative" solutions. He regularly assists asset management companies with note issuances, structured finance products and loan portfolio acquisitions.
2020 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Asset Finance) - "The team provides an almost unique coverage of the Irish and certain offshore jurisdictions such as Bermuda and is able to provide an integrated service across these jurisdictions."
2020 Chambers Europe Guide - Up and Coming (Captial Markets: Debt)
2020 Chambers Global Guide - Up and Coming (Capital Markets: Debt) - "client-focused and thinks outside the box."
2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Capital Markets)
2018 Chambers Europe Guide - (Capital Markets: Debt) Associate to Watch.
2017 Chambers Europe Guide - (Capital Markets: Debt) Associate to Watch. "Matt Hedigan is described by clients as 'very diligent and responsive'."
Matt has contributed to industry publications in areas of securitisation and capital markets and has spoken at industry events presenting on the topic of "Derivatives Compliance for SPVs" at the Irish Debt Securities Association industry briefing in June 2017.
Member of the Incorporated Law Society of IrelandIrish Debt Securities Association
"Matt Hedigan is described by clients as "very diligent and responsive'."