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Matthias Voss

Managing Partner

Tokyo

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Matthias Voss

Managing Partner

Tokyo

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. Currently Matthias is Head of our Tokyo and Seoul offices. Matthias speaks English, Mandarin, French, German and some Japanese.

Other noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • The Export Credit Agencies and commercial lenders on the financing of the Roy Hill mining, port and rail project in Australia (this involved KEXIM, K-Sure, US-Exim, JBIC and NEXI). This was the largest ever project financing of a mining project.
  • An international consortium in relation to an LNG-to-power project in Myanmar.
  • The ECA on the KL-Singapore HSR project in connection with the proposed bid submission by a bidding consortium for the project.
  • The sponsors and the project company in respect of the development and financing of a USD7bn petrochemical complex in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Vietnam.
  • Rabobank on the financing of a portfolio of solar power plants in Japan.
  • Nigeria LNG and its shareholders on all aspects of the USD1bn financing of the third phase expansion of its Bonny Island LNG complex which included MLA and ECA support.
  • China Development Bank on the financing for the Fiji Electricity Authority of a hydro-power plant in Fiji and several other large scale outbound investments in the energy and natural resource sectors.
  • China Development Bank on its participation in the multi-billion US Dollar financing for the first phase Kazakhstan-China pipeline project.
  • Sinosure on the financing of the Satui paper mill project in South Kalimantan, Indonesia.
  • Arrow LNG, a 50:50 joint venture between Shell and PetroChina, in connection with its proposed CSG LNG project, comprising up to four LNG processing trains on Curtis Island with capacity of up to 16 million tonnes pa of LNG.

Experience highlights

Office

Tokyo

Allen & Overy Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo Horitsu Jimusho
38F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo
106-6138

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Seoul

Allen & Overy LLP Foreign Legal Consultant Office
알렌 앤 오버리 외국법자문법률사무소 Level 16 Two IFC, 10 Gukjegeumyung-ro, Youngdeungpo-gu
Seoul
07326

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Qualifications

Professional

Registered Foreign Lawyer (England & Wales), Japan, 2013 (Tokyo Bar Association)

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1997

Academic

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

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