Experienced, dedicated and dynamic corporate lawyer with a demonstrated history of activity in high profile and complex corporate and commercial transactions. Matthew has acted for a wide range of local and international clients in a number of industries, including but not limited to: Aviation; Media and Telecommunications; ICT; Fintech; Medtech; and Manufacturing.


Matthew has significant experience in the following areas, in both Irish and cross-border transactions:  

  • Buy and sell side mergers and acquisitions.
  • Corporate structuring and reorganisations.
  • Commercial agreements.
  • Corporate advisory work.
  • Venture Capital Investments


  • Advising a venture capital investment firm on a bridge funding round in the form of convertible loan notes issued by a reputable payment software development company to the investors.
  • Advising the sole shareholder of Finance One on the disposal of a majority stake in the company to LHK Group Limited.
  • Advising a veterinary software development company in respect of seed funding round undertaken by several investors (including Enterprise Ireland).
  • Advising private equity investors on a seed funding round in respect of a promising MedTech start-up company.
  • Advising Air Investment Valencia on its joint venture with CityJet to create Europe's largest Regional Aviation Platform (Identified in the Mergermarket Ireland M&A of 2023 review as one of the largest deals by value in the Irish market as one of Finance Dublin’s Deals of the Year for 2024).
  • Advising on the Irish law aspects of the acquisition by Greatech Technology Berhad of Allied Automation Limited.
  • Advising on the sell side in respect of the acquisition by Milk Visual Effects Limited of all of the seller’s shares in High Wire Limited.
  • Advising Carousel Logistics on its internal group reorganisation via merger by absorption.
  • Advising a reputable SaaS company in respect of both internal and external equity funding rounds.


  • Bachelor of Art degree in Political and International Studies and Legal Theory (January 2014 - January 2016) - Rhodes University (South Africa).
  • Bachelor of Laws degree (January 2017 - January 2018) - Rhodes University (South Africa).


  • Admitted Attorney and Legal Practitioner of the High Court of the Republic of South Africa (non-practising).

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