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Matthew Shaxson

Group Partner, Ogier Legal L.P.


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Matthew has particular experience in mergers and acquisitions, including acting for bidders or sellers in auction transactions, coordinating multijurisdictional teams and advising on the regulatory challenges that such transactions can present. As a member of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Private Equity team, Matthew advises on downstream acquisitions and exits, particularly in the financial services sector. Matthew also regularly advises on corporate restructurings, equity and debt fundraisings and general corporate matters. Alongside partner Nick Williams, Matthew co-leads Ogier Jersey Regulatory Group, which provides contentious and non-contentious advice on all Jersey regulatory matters, and advises on Jersey tax reporting requirements, financial services regulations, anti-money laundering obligations and competition law.

Background and experience

Clients have said that Matthew “gives you confidence and doesn't get immersed in the legal weeds; he delivers the key issues and messages we need to consider” (Chambers & Partners).

Since moving to Jersey Matthew has advised on many of the transactions that have changed the landscape of the Jersey fiduciary sector. He has particular experience in acting for bidders or sellers in auction transactions, coordinating multijurisdictional teams and advising on the regulatory challenges that such transactions can present.

Matthew joined Ogier in May 2015 and is a partner in the corporate and investment funds teams.  He qualified in England and Wales (currently non-practising) at a City firm in 1997 and moved to Jersey from K&L Gates in 2006.  Before joining Ogier, Matthew practiced at another leading law firm in Jersey.

Matthew was seconded to HSBC Channel Islands and Isle of Man for the second half of 2016 as temporary General Counsel.

Matthew is listed as one of only two Channel Island advisers in the "International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers 2012" directory.

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1997 – England and Wales (currently non-practising)

Matthew is not admitted in Jersey

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"I find Matt Shaxson to be a pleasure to deal with. He understands the clients' drivers as well as how best to deal with the regulator to get the best results"

Chambers UK, 2023

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"Commercial, knowledgeable and innovative"

Legal 500 UK, 2023

"Leading Individual"

Legal 500 UK, 2023

"Highly regarded"

IFLR1000, 2023

"One of the leading M&A lawyers in Jersey and a joy to deal with"

Legal 500 UK, 2022

"Go-to regulatory and corporate expert. Not often you get the unique quality combination of a commercially minded lawyer who at the same time is technically gifted, particularly in a large firm which also has the benefits of well-resourced, attentive and technically competent senior and managing associates"

Legal 500 UK, 2022

"Leading Individual"

Legal 500 UK, 2022

"Provides quality advice, commercial solutions and lateral thinking when needed"

Chambers UK, Corporate and Finance, 2021

"Highly Regarded"

IFLR 1000 UK, 2021

"Key Lawyer"

Legal 500 UK, 2021

"Stands out for his responsiveness and pragmatism"

Legal 500 UK, 2020

"Matthew Shaxson did an excellent job. He knows my business and gets into the details of the project very quickly and quickly gets up to speed. He delivers and he is an easy guy to work with and he is a nice person as well"

Client feedback, 2019

"Gives you confidence and doesn't get immersed in the legal weeds; he delivers the key issues and messages we need to consider. He is very easy to deal with, he is communicative and he is very business-minded"

Chambers Europe 2015


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