Matthew Torres is a Partner in the Corporate and Commercial Department. Matthew initially attained a BA in Business Studies with Honours at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff and thereafter undertook a Graduate Diploma in Law in Kingston University. Matthew subsequently completed the Bar Vocational Course at the City Law School in London. A member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, Matthew was admitted to the Bar of England & Wales and then to the Gibraltar Bar in 2010.
Since joining Hassans in 2010, Matthew has obtained extensive experience and specialises in a variety of corporate and commercial matters that range from commercial litigation disclosures, company management and governance, and he primarily advises large US and European multi-nationals on a variety of international and transactional matters, including, but not limited to, corporate restructurings, equity and debt financing transactions, redomiciliations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, insolvency work (in particular solvent liquidations and advising liquidators) and the use, set up and organisation of Gibraltar Limited Partnerships. Matthew also advises local small businesses on set-up and organisational related matters.
The following are some notable examples of recent work that Matthew has undertaken:
- Advising and assisting on the Gibraltar corporate aspects of large corporate restructures and multimillion-dollar (ranging from USD50m to USD1b) indentures and related facilities, securities and corporates of a leading offshore ultra-deep water drilling group and a large power generation provider.
- Advising and assisting on the Gibraltar law options (and implementation of steps) on the extraction of equity value from a Gibraltar entity of a listed international packaging business.
- Leading on the Gibraltar aspects of an EU cross border merger into Gibraltar of a Cypriot entity for a listed construction and services company serving the offshore energy industry.