Matthew Harkness is Counsel in the Corporate practice in the Cayman Islands office of Conyers.

Matthew advises clients across multiple sectors on a broad range of public and private corporate transactions. In particular, he specializes in investment fund matters (private equity and hedge) and is experienced in M&A, fund financing, capital markets, restructurings and general corporate governance.

Prior to re-joining Conyers (having already worked in the firm’s BVI office), Matthew was a senior associate at another offshore law firm in the Cayman Islands, and before that, an associate at CMS and part of their UK M&A deal team.



Professional Background

  • CMS - Associate - United Kingdom
  • Conyers - Associate - British Virgin Islands
  • Mourant Ozannes - Senior Associate - Cayman Islands


  • University of Glasgow – Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – 2010
  • University of Glasgow – Diploma in Legal Practice - 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Cayman Islands, Attorney-at-Law, 2018
  • British Virgin Islands, Solicitor (2017) (non-practicing)
  • Scotland, Solicitor, (2013) (non-practicing)