Matthew joins from Squire Patton Boggs where he led the firm’s capital markets team.
Matthew will leverage the expertise of the firm’s 180-strong national corporate services practice group to help build the firm’s capability and raise its profile in the London market. He brings over 20 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer, specialising in mid-market M&A and equity capital markets transactions and ongoing securities law advice for both private and publicly owned companies, advising companies, private equity funds and mid-market investment banks active in the capital markets. He also brings expertise in the formation of investment funds, particularly closed-ended funds investing in private equity and alternative asset classes.
Matthew comments on his appointment: “DWF’s national corporate team is already one of the most active in the UK, with an impressive track record and ambitious growth plans, and there is a clear opportunity to build on that well-established national platform to build a stronger presence in London for the benefit of clients.”
Frank Shephard, National Head of Corporate at DWF, comments: “Our national team has a very clear focus and strategic growth plan, which involves investing in our London office and increasing its connectivity with the firm’s regional hubs in order to deliver high-value corporate work for clients with greater efficiency, cost-effectiveness and expertise. We look forward to welcoming Matthew on board.”
DWF’s national corporate team is consistently ranked one of the UK’s most active M&A advisors by deal volume, and over the last 18 months has made a number of senior appointments to the team, including corporate partners Alasdair Outhwaite from Eversheds, Jeremy Swift from Square One Law, Patrick Eaton from K&L Gates and Ross Little from William Fry.