Matthew Blakebrough Solicitor

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Contact Details

Matthew is a Solicitor working in the Corporate team, based in London. 

Main areas of practice

Matthew is engaged in a wide range of corporate work, including exit strategies, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture companies and fundraising.

Matthew also has experience in the banking and finance, commercial, real estate, litigation and professional regulatory practice areas.

Significant experience

  • Completion of a tech company's £11m share sale and re-finance
  • Seconded to Deutsche Bank AG's commercial IP & IT legal team

Expertise

Matthew’s Blog

The Great British Banking Revolution – Are the Digital Challenger Banks here to stay?

Clearbank, Monzo, Revolut, Starling and Tandem; if you haven't heard of these, you soon will as they represent 5 of the most successful digital challenger banks of 2018, all of whom have just been ranked in LinkedIn's Top UK Startups 2018.

Security Tokens – Are we witnessing the merger of crypto and traditional financial markets?

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), and their tokens, have changed dramatically during the course of 2018.

ICOs – Is Jersey's new regulatory regime the right one?

In July 2018, the Jersey Financial Services Commission became the first regulator in a highly regarded legal jurisdiction to issue detailed guidance on the launch of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Matthew Blakebrough looks in detail.

Articles by Matthew

Buying and Selling Companies in 2018: Have you missed the boat?

News

It has been acknowledged that SMEs are the heartbeat of this country’s economy representing approximately 99% of all UK private sector businesses. When people talk of SMEs, there is a tendency to think of them in terms of the corner shop.

2018 – The year of Cryptomania?

News

Three days after the value of a cryptocurrency based on a Japanese dog internet meme broke the $2bn mark, I am looking at the future applications of blockchain (the technology underpinning all major cryptocurrencies) on company valuations and beyond.

Related Knowledge & Resources

Criminal Finances Act 2017 - what organisations need to do now to manage risk

Our expert explains the changes to the Criminal Offences Act and what you need to to to reduce the risk to your business.

Blake Morgan completes electrical wholesaler merger

Blake Morgan's Corporate team acted for the shareholders of Templegate Electrical Supplies Limited, in connection with the sale to Morris Mclellan Limited, a member of the JW Morris Group.

Symrise confirms acquisition of UK's largest supplier of juices

Symrise AG has strengthened its position in the British market segment for beverages with the acquisition of Cobell, the number one supplier of juices.