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Matthew Bisley



Bisley Matthew
Matthew Bisley



Matthew specialises in advising on banking and finance transactions including real estate finance, project finance, export credit finance, asset finance (including aviation and shipping) and general corporate finance. He acts for leading Chinese and international banks, funds, leasing companies and corporates. He advises on both inbound financings into China by international clients as well as outbound financings by Chinese clients. Matthew has worked in Allen & Overy’s Shanghai office since 2006. He speaks English and Mandarin Chinese.

Matthew has been ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 as one of leading individuals for Banking and Finance in China for many years.




15F, Phase II, Shanghai IFC, 8 Century Avenue, Pudong

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Admitted as solicitor, New South Wales, Australia, 1999

Admitted as solicitor, High Court of Australia, 2004

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2005


BA (Hons), The University of Sydney, 1995

LLB (Hons), The University of Sydney, 1997

LLM, The University of Sydney, 2003

Published work

  • 'Unconscionable demands under letters of credit, performance bonds and bank guarantees' by Matthew Bisley and James Mok, Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice, September 2005.
  • 'Part 47 Civil Aviation Safety Regulations – change to transition arrangements' by Matthew Bisley, Mallesons external publication, November 2005.
  • 'Stimulus package boosts green efforts' by Matthias Voss and Matthew Bisley, South China Morning Port, 5 January 2009.