Matthew Gilbert 2022 speaker


Maples Group


Matthew Gilbert is a partner in the Maples Group’s London office and chairs the Global Real Estate Finance Group. He advises on finance, banking and corporate law matters involving BVI and Cayman Islands companies and partnerships, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, partnerships and joint ventures, debt and equity financings, and project, real estate, and asset financings as well as fund finance. Matthew Gilbert specialises in the listing of BVI and Cayman Islands companies on international stock exchanges, including the London Stock Exchange / AIM, NASDAQ, NYSE, and Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. He has acted for the issuer on a number of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) IPOs in the US and UK, and SPAC business combinations. Matthew Gilbert also advises on BVI insurance, compliance and regulatory law, and regularly contributes to industry journals, including PLC, International Corporate Rescue, Captive Review and FINalternatives.

Matthew Gilbert has been recommended by Legal 500 and Chambers UK, where he was described as “”a formidable BVI adviser”” and has a “”very commercial mind and can-do attitude. “”According to Legal 500, Matthew is “”a great lawyer who delivers as he promises he will””. He “”understands the nature of our business, is very responsive and provides us with commercial and pragmatic legal solutions””. Matthew has co-written BVI chapters of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Lending and Secured Finance, and the International Comparative Legal Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions and is an editor of, and co-contributor to, the BVI textbook Financial Services Demystified.


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