Matt Collen

Business, Commercial, Corporate Finance, Corporate Recovery and Insolvency

Title: Partner

Tel: 0191 226 4898

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Matt Collen is a Partner in the Corporate and Commercial Department specialising in a broad range of company and commercial work.


  • Advising on mergers and acquisitions for SMEs and larger corporates, and overseas clients
  • Private equity work for investors and investees
  • Management Buyouts
  • Advising both lenders and borrowers on debt and mezzanine facilities and associated security
  • Buying and selling businesses and assets from and for administrators and liquidators, including through a “pre-pack” structure
  • Shareholder agreements and joint ventures including international joint ventures
  • Commercial agreements
  • Corporate insolvency
  • The corporate and commercial team won team of the year at the 2019 Northern Law Awards

Client/professional quotes: 

The Legal 500 2022, 2023 & 2024 Guides listed Matt as a key individual. The guide also said “Matt Collen has excellent experience and is a very practical and calm legal adviser. Matt is great at setting out a range of options and advising on the best course of action.” In 2023, Matt was described as being “an exceptional, pragmatic and experienced corporate lawyer”. In 2024, Matt was described as having “a wealth of experience which he cascades into his team. He’s seen and experienced most situations, and he calmly guides you through the situation. Solid, dependable and you definitely want him on your side.”

The Chambers UK 2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024 Guides highlighted Matt as a ”notable practitioner” commenting on “wide range of skills and knowledge to handle various matters.”

The 2024 Guide added “Matt is an incredibly experienced lawyer, and the overall high level of service from the Sintons commercial team comes from his leadership.” “Matt always provided a broad assessment of each situation to ensure that we were kept abreast of possible options, opportunities and obstacles.”

The Guide also said “his advice is clear, direct, reliable and always positioned with real-world pragmatism – something which I very much value and which is a rare quality.”

The Chambers UK Guide also described Matt as being “constructive and technically strong”. A client noted: “His manner and ability to grasp key issues is very welcome. You can have a quick conversation with him and come away feeling you’ve got something out of it.” The Guide also described the Corporate team as having “Excellent service levels. They are very responsive and commercially minded.”

Key Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Support & Restructuring
  • Corporate Finance & Private Equity
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Commercial
  • Corporate Recovery & Insolvency