Matthew advises companies, insolvency practitioners, lenders and individuals in relation to loan facilities, corporate reorganisations, debt restructurings, distressed and non-distressed business acquisitions and disposals, as well as insolvency matters.
Matthew joined Stevens & Bolton in 2016 having worked for over 10 years at a City law firm. He became a partner in 2022.
He has substantial experience advising companies and lenders in relation to corporate loan facilities, as well as advising insolvency practitioners and purchasers in relation to the acquisition or sale of distressed businesses, including via pre-pack transactions.
Recent highlights include:
- Acting for a well-known restaurant chain on the successful launch of its company voluntary arrangement
- Acting for an energy conglomerate on its external trade finance facilities
- Acting for the administrators or purchasers in relation to the sale or purchase of various businesses out of administration
- Acting for a large contingent creditor in relation to its challenge to a company voluntary arrangement
- Acting for a UK provider of vehicle finance to sub-prime borrowers in relation to the restructuring and subsequent managed wind-down of its finance business
- Acting for a multinational business in relation to the non-distressed disposal of some of its non-core subsidiaries as part of its agreed restructuring plan with its key creditors
- Acting for a casual dining sector business in relation to the acquisition of a well-known competitor and its subsequent internal group reorganisation
- Acting for a nursery education business in relation to its external finance arrangements
Matthew regularly writes articles on debt finance, restructuring and insolvency related issues and has been published in the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law as well as Practical Law.