Matt is an acknowledged expert in the fields of venture capital, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. The 2022 edition of the Chambers UK Guide highlights him as a leading individual for venture capital.
As a technology and digital media specialist, he is known for his representation of growth companies in these sectors and for his work relating to early-stage venture capital funds. Matt has become the lawyer of choice for many IT, technology and digital media entrepreneurs and investors, due to his expertise, people-friendly approach and ability to provide informed, pragmatic and commercially astute advice.
He assists clients on a wide range of corporate matters, including setting up businesses. He has advised in relation to numerous venture capital investments in tech start-ups and early-stage businesses.
His experience of working in-house at Telehouse Europe, a leading provider of co-location services to the IT and telecoms industries, means he has an in-depth understanding of all legal issues that technology companies can face. He is part-time in-house legal counsel for New Model Venture Capital Limited.
Matt joined Waterfront’s IT team in 2007. In 2009 he established the corporate team. Following the success of that team in the following years, he was promoted to partner in early 2012.
Both Matt Cunningham and Angus Young are effective, and attentive, corporate lawyers, and I routinely refer companies to them.
The team at Waterfront were a pleasure to deal with throughout and exceeded our expectations to get the deal done
We hugely appreciate all the work from Waterfront going above and beyond all expectations
Waterfront advises Bloom Equity Partners on its acquisition of Soutron Global
Waterfront advises on Lenses.io acquisition by Celonis
Waterfront advises Faredirect on its acquisition by FLYR Labs