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.
- 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
- Cayman Islands, Attorney-at-Law, 2018
- British Virgin Islands, Solicitor (2017) (non-practicing)
- Scotland, Solicitor, (2013) (non-practicing)
Insights & Resources
26 May 2023 - Capital Markets | CorporateConyers Advises Inflection Point Acquisition Corp. II on US$220 Million IPO
3 Apr 2023 - Corporate | Dispute Resolution & Insolvency | Private Client & TrustConyers Announces Latest Round of Global Promotions
28 Mar 2023 - Corporate | Mergers & AcquisitionsConyers Advises Murano on its Proposed Merger with HCM Acquisition Corp
2 Mar 2023 - Corporate | Mergers & AcquisitionsConyers Advises GLAAM Co., Ltd on Proposed Business Combination with Jaguar Global Growth Corporation I
26 Jan 2023 - Corporate | Mergers & Acquisitions | ShippingFreightos Limited Completes Business Combination with Gesher I Acquisition Corp.
Deals & Cases
2 Mar 2023Conyers Advises GLAAM Co., Ltd on Proposed Business Combination with Jaguar Global Growth Corporation I
26 Jan 2023Freightos Limited Completes Business Combination with Gesher I Acquisition Corp.
Mergers & Acquisitions
20 Dec 2022Conyers advises Finnish tech company MariaDB on the completion of its business combination with the SPAC vehicle Angel Pond Holdings Corp.