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38F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku

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Allen & Overy Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo Horitsu Jimusho
38F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
+881 6438 5050 (Tokyo) 

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  Matthias Voss

Partner Tokyo/Seoul


Matthias has a strong track record advising international project companies, sponsors and financiers on their investments and their commercial and financial arrangements for a wide range of often complex energy, oil and gas, petrochemical, natural resource / mining, power and infrastructure investments in around the globe. He also frequently assists clients in developing corporate structures and contracting strategies, including bidding, construction and supply and offtake arrangements. He has extensive experience working on complex financings involving multiple ECAs and MLAs. He has previously worked in our offices in London, Paris and 10 years in Shanghai and Beijing where he was Head of our PRC Energy Group. Matthias speaks English, Mandarin, French, German and some Japanese.

Professional qualifications

Foreign Legal Consultant (England & Wales), Korea, 2015

Registered Foreign Lawyer (England & Wales), Japan, 2013

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1997

Academic qualifications

MA East Asian Studies Durham University, 1991

Postgraduate Diploma in Law Nottingham Trent University, 1993

Diploma in Legal Practice Nottingham Trent University, 1994

Admitted as solicitor in England and Wales, 1997

Published work

Voss M, Blacks S, 2004, 'Legal View - How Transport Can Move Ahead', in Financial Times, September.

Voss M, Silk M, 2004, 'Investing in China - Power Experts are in Demand', in Financial Times, June.

Voss M, Silk M, 2004, 'Power to the People - Recent Changes in China's Power Markets', Project Finance International, in Asia Pacific Review April.

Voss M, Bisley M, 2009, 'Legal Update - Stimulus package boosts green efforts', South China Morning Post.

Voss M, Wei H, 2009, 'Familiar yet strange: guarantees and security under Chinese Law', Journal of International Banking & Finance Law.

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