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Matt Taber Partner

Investment Funds, Regulatory, Fund Finance,
Fintech/Blockchain technology
+1 345 815 2946
+1 345 917 5707

Expertise and Professional Background

Matt Taber is a partner in Harneys’ Cayman office. Matt is a Cayman Islands investment funds, fund finance and cryptocurrency specialist. He has advised many of the world’s leading asset managers in relation to the formation, governance, and restructuring of all types of private equity and hedge funds, global banks lending to investment funds and funds and fintech startups and business in relation to blockchain technology and ICOs. Matt regularly advises on corporate governance, regulatory compliance and tax information sharing obligations for all types of Cayman Islands investment funds and vehicles.

Prior to joining Harneys, Matt worked at two leading offshore law firms as an investment funds lawyer and in the corporate/M&A department of Hogan Lovells. Matt is recommended by Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.


IFLR 1000, 2017: Matt is listed as a "rising star" by IFLR 1000 and is described as "very experienced in commercial investment funds law”.

IFLR 1000, 2018: A client describes Matt as “very experienced fund finance lawyer, commercially driven, always responsive and solution-focused.”

Legal 500: Matt ​is recommended by Legal 500 in their Cayman Islands Investment Funds and Corporate rankings and is described as "extraordinarily responsive and knowledgeable" and as being a lawyer who "gets clients what they want within a very reasonable amount of time".


Education & Admissions

College of Law 1999
College of Law (CPE) 1998
University of Durham (BA) 1997
Bar Admissions
England and Wales (non practicing) 2001
Cayman Islands 2005


Banking and Finance
Cayman Islands
Corporate and Commercial
Investment Funds
Cayman Investment Funds
Cayman Corporate & Commercial
Cayman Banking & Finance


The Cayman Islands have recently amended the beneficial ownership register regime for Cayman Islands companies and LLCs1, refining the regime that was introduced in July 2017 (as detailed in our earlier alert). These changes mean that some previously out... read more