Matt Huggett


Matt is Global Head of Funds & Asset Management and has extensive experience advising asset managers on the establishment of all types of public and private funds, including real estate, private equity, private credit, infrastructure, fund of funds, exchange traded and regulated funds, joint ventures, funds of one, structured products utilising funds as well as the national and international regulatory environments for asset managers and their products.

He also advises on carried interest plans, co-investment arrangements, the sale and purchase of secondary fund interests as well as institutional investors on making investments into funds and other arrangements. He also advises both managers and investors with on-going regulatory matters relating to their fund portfolios. Matt also has experience advising on fund financing, asset management M&A and litigious asset management matters. 

Matt is ranked as a leading lawyer in the latest edition of Chambers & Partners. Directory feedback includes Matt Huggett “has a thorough understanding of what the client is trying to achieve and is a real expert in his field"; “is very strong technically with a broad practice”; “the “excellent” Matthew Huggett has broad funds expertise, and focuses on private equity and real asset fund formation and launches for alternative asset managers.

His practice is bolstered by his extensive regulatory and offshore experience” and “is noted for his national and international regulatory knowledge”. Client’s feedback includes “He will go the extra mile and help us think through problems,” and “He is technically superb”. Matt has also been ranked as a leading lawyer for investment funds work by IFLR1000. 


Representative matters

Global asset managers on the establishment of a wide range of private funds, including real estate, private equity, infrastructure and private credit funds as well as fund of funds investing in one or more of those private funds.

Global asset managers on strategies for offering private funds, including to mass high net worth investors.

Global asset managers on regulatory, M&A and litigation matters.

Carried Interest Plans for asset managers.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

Officer, Court of England & Wales.
Matthew has a fantastic amount of knowledge and experience, and is very commercial.
Chambers UK, 2024: Investment Funds: Real Estate
Matthew is a very experience lawyer who listens to the client. He's a problem solver, commercial, practical and very reliable.
Chambers UK, 2024: Investment Funds: Real Estate



Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1997


University of Durham LLM
York Law School
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.