Matthew is a Partner in Osborne Clarke’s Corporate Group.

Matthew is a corporate lawyer who specialises in advising clients in the life sciences sector. He advises on a wide range of corporate matters including venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and IPOs and other securities issues. Matthew has worked with companies at all stages of development, from early-stage pre-revenue biotechnology companies through to listed plcs, as well as investment funds and investment banks operating within the sector.

Prior to joining Osborne Clarke, Matthew was General Counsel for one of the world’s largest life-sciences, nutrition and wellness focused venture capital investors. Before his move in-house Matthew worked for a number of international law firms both in the UK and in Australia.

Matthew’s experience includes advising:

  • Inventages, in its capacity as a shareholder, on various M&A and other strategic transactions involving its portfolio companies both in the UK and internationally;
  • a UK based pharmaceutical product development company on its acquisition of a German pharmaceutical company for €130 million and a related £52 million fundraising;
  • a consortium of venture capital funds on a Series C investment round in a UK based specialty pharmaceutical company; and
  • a global medical technology company based in the UK on a transaction which involved the establishment of a new holding company by way of scheme of arrangement, cancellation of its trading facility on AIM and its $55 million US initial public offering and listing on NASDAQ.