Matthew Stocker is a Partner and Head of the Cayman Corporate Practice. Matthew joined Conyers in 2013, prior to which he was a partner in another leading Cayman firm. He has over 20 years of legal experience including 15 years as a Cayman Islands attorney.
Matthew has a broad corporate and finance practice and has significant experience in most areas of offshore transactional work. Specifically, he has acted in relation to many financings of various types and structures, including numerous aircraft financings and also vessel and other equipment financings, capital markets transactions and acquisition finance matters. Similarly, he has worked on a wide range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, other listing matters on overseas exchanges and on the Cayman Stock Exchange, corporate restructurings and preference share deals. He has also advised with respect to numerous investment funds (both open-ended and closed-ended), encompassing hedge fund work and private equity matters. He also frequently advises with respect to local aircraft and vessel registration matters.
Who’s Who Legal describes Matthew as “superb at aircraft financings and is highly praised by peers and clients alike.”
Chambers & Partners highlights his responsiveness, as well as his willingness “to turn things around on a rush basis, though his quality control is never sacrificed as a result.”
IFLR1000 describes Matthew as a “Very high calibre lawyer who is commercially focused, practical, communicative and efficient.”
He has spoken and contributed to publications about various offshore topics, with a particular emphasis on aviation finance matters.
Lexology – Aviation in the Cayman Islands, October 2017
Legal Business, Cayman considerations in financing transactions, September 2017
Getting the Deal Through – Aviation Finance & Leasing, June 2014
Ship registration in the Cayman Islands, June 2017