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Matt McManus

Partner

Jersey

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Matt is an investment funds and regulatory specialist. He has extensive experience advising a range of sponsors and service providers across all aspects of a fund's lifecycle, on related corporate matters, and on co-investment, joint venture and carry structures. He also specialises in non-contentious regulatory matters, and is part of Ogier's sector groups focusing on Real Estate, Private Equity, and Technology and Web3. Matt is a Jersey Advocate and possesses an internationally-recognised qualification in Islamic Finance.

Background and experience

Matt has almost 20 years' experience in the Jersey funds industry, including over a decade within another leading law firm. During this time, he has worked on some of the largest European private equity fund closings as well as first-time fund launches for new sponsors. He has managed numerous complex transactions, often requiring innovative solutions.

His experience spans all asset classes, with a particular focus on real estate, private equity and venture capital funds.

With the benefit of a background in fund administration, Matt brings a pragmatic and practical approach to his advice. He understands the needs of sponsors and service providers alike and uses this insight to achieve the best outcomes for clients.

Matt is a graduate of the University of Bristol, and passed the Graduate Diploma in Law with BPP Law School. He was sworn in as a solicitor in Jersey in 2014, before being called to the Bar in 2019. In 2022, he completed the CISI Islamic Finance Qualification.

He regularly presents to clients, intermediaries and industry, regularly contributes to working groups and consultations on legislative changes, and sits on the Legal and Technical Committee of the Jersey Funds Association. He has a keen interest in ESG matters and in Shariah-compliant structures, and is part of numerous sustainable finance leadership initiatives.

Matt is part of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Real Estate, Private Equity and Technology and Web3 teams.

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"Exceptional in all aspects, from client interaction and commerciality, right through to billing. He sees the bigger picture when it comes to clients and looks to develop a long-term relationship rather than a one-off service."

Legal 500 UK, 2024

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"I have recommended Matt to various fund managers because I have confidence in his experience and his all-round attributes. He is a standout in the Jersey market for me and a future partner for sure."

Legal 500 UK, 2024

"Great to work with. Really knows funds"

Legal 500 UK, 2023

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