Matthew joined Joelson in early 2016 from a well-known mid-sized London firm. When not lawyering, Matthew spends much of his time riding his bike around the Essex and Suffolk countryside and trying to answer difficult questions about dinosaurs from his wannabe-palaeontologist young son.
Matthew deals with a broad range of transactional and advisory work for both private and public companies, including acquisitions and disposals, corporate finance, restructuring and reorganisations, AIM work, IPOs and general commercial work.
Matthew is experienced in acting on investments and fundraisings, shareholder arrangements, employee incentive structures, and assisting companies to obtain SEIS/EIS clearance. Matthew has also worked with several EIS Funds.
Matthew has a particular focus on working with start-ups and young companies in a variety of sectors, including the tech sector, building on his experience in the IT industry prior to qualifying as a solicitor.
Examples of work
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