Matthew Cowman

Matthew Cowman

Managing Partner

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Matthew Cowman is the Managing Partner of Walkers' BVI office and is a member of the firm's Corporate, Finance & Funds Group. He has over 20 years' experience as an international commercial lawyer, having worked in the British Virgin Islands, London and Australia. 

Matthew advises clients in banking and finance transactions, acting for lenders and borrowers in a range of matters including acquisition finance, real estate finance and general corporate finance. He also acts for clients in a range of corporate transactions, such as joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and corporate reorganisations.

Prior to joining Walkers, Matthew worked in the Banking and Finance departments at SJ Berwin in London and at Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Australia. He also has extensive in-house experience, having worked as Deputy General Counsel (Australia & New Zealand) at GE Capital and as General Manager, Group Legal & Governance at Australian Unity.

Admitted In:
British Virgin Islands
England & Wales (not practising)
Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia (not practising)
High Court of Australia (not practising)
New Zealand (not practising)

Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance, Governance Institute of Australia
Master of Laws, Monash University, Australia
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Deakin University, Australia
Bachelor of Commerce, Economics, Deakin University, Australia

2022 Legal 500 - Recommended - Investment Funds

2022 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - Corporate & Commercial

2022 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets

2021 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner - Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds - "a clear expert in his practice area, able to provide responses and documents in a timely way." 

2021 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets

2021 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - Corporate & Commercial

Matthew is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and the Governance Institute of Australia. Matthew is also a Chartered Secretary.