Matt Dennis


Matt has over 30 years’ experience in advising on all aspects of corporate law in particular domestic and international M&A, equity financings and venture capital, joint ventures, IPO’s and other securities issues.

Matt is recognised for his extensive experience in corporate transactions for clients across all industries but in particular technology and IP-rich industries.

He frequently advises on mid-market transactions, whether acting for large corporates, management teams, investors, or early stage companies.

He has acted on VC and PE investment transactions for over 25 years, ranging from large buy outs to early stage financings, in technology businesses, clean tech, digital media, life sciences, and sports and media, whether acting for the company or the investor.

Recent examples include acting for lithium sulphur battery technology OXIS Energy on successive financing rounds raising over £30m, and for a listed Nordic entity investing in a UK-based clean tech startup.


  • LLB Law, University of Southampton
  • Qualified 1990
  • Partner 2000

What others say

"Matt Dennis of Bristows LLP has a particular focus on advising clients in the technology and IP sectors. Recent engagements include acting for Blackboard on its purchase of Remote-Learner UK." Chambers and Partners 2017
"The 'brilliant' Matt Dennis has recently moved to Bristows LLP. He focuses on representing clients in technology and IP-rich industries, handling a range of M&A, joint ventures and corporate finance." Chambers and Partners 2016

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