Matt brings a unique combination of technical excellence, genuine on the ground experience and a comprehensive understanding of stakeholder needs across the funds management, financial services and real estate industries. Matt recently returned to McMahon Clarke, where he was formerly a partner, having worked as in-house legal counsel for some key industry players, including a leading residential property funds and real estate services group, Australian Unity Investments, and Centro Properties Group (now Vicinity Centres). Matt's focus is complex project and transactional work, structuring and establishing investment funds and financial products, and all aspects of fundraising, ongoing operations, governance and compliance, as well as commercial/corporate transactions.
Some key transactions Matt has been involved in include:
Leading real estate services group – Matt was the group's General Counsel, and advised on a wide range of issues and transactions across the group's funds management and property services businesses, including fund raising, joint venture style transactions and corporate governance matters.
Australian Unity Investments – Matt's varied role included reviewing product disclosure statements, reviewing investor disclosure material, and helping the group establish an innovative new financial services business.
Vicinity Centres (formerly Centro Retail Australia) – Matt helped advise on the Centro restructure, regarded as one of Australia's largest corporate restructures, including advising the Group's unlisted property funds business on complex transaction documents, arranging and advising on investor meetings and materials relating to the many property funds associated with the restructure, managing changes of responsible entities, and banking and finance work.
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