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Matthias Voss

Managing Partner

Tokyo

Seoul

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Matthias Voss

Managing Partner

Tokyo

Seoul

Matthias has over 25 years’ experience globally advising international sponsors, project companies and financiers on their commercial and financial arrangements for complex projects, with a strong focus on the renewables (including offshore wind, hydrogen and other green energy sources), natural resources and infrastructure sectors.

He has specialist expertise in project financing, particularly large-scale multi-sourced financings (involving multiple ECAs, MLAs and DFIs), acquisition financing, asset financing and structured financings generally. Matthias also has deep experience advising on project development, including joint venture formation and structuring, project contracts and related M&A.

Matthias is a strong advocate for the energy transition, and is considered a thought leader in his field. As the co-founder of A&O’s Hydrogen Interest Group, Matthias is active in thought leadership activities across the industry, and regularly engages with clients regarding the opportunities and challenges facing their businesses and decarbonisation strategies.

In addition to Tokyo where is he is currently based, and Seoul, Matthias has also practiced in the firm’s Beijing, Shanghai and London offices. He speaks English, Mandarin, French, German and some Japanese.

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Experience highlights

Office

Tokyo

JP Tower 22F, 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo
100-7022

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Seoul

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

Recognition

Published work

  • Voss M, Komachi H, Komachi (2022) “Ukraine War puts Japan’s clean energy transition at risk” (link to article), in Financial Times, May 2022.
  • Voss M, Komachi H, Takahashi A (2021) “Japan’s NEDO to unlock the Green Innovation Fund for hydrogen investors” (link to article), Allen & Overy.
  • Voss M, Neilson S, Komachi H (2021) “Japan's new energy strategy: Reflections on COP” (link to article), Allen & Overy.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Awards & accolades

Leading Individual: Band 1 Lawyer

Projects & Energy, Japan (International Firms) Chambers Asia Pacific 2022

Leading Individual: Gaiben

Banking & Finance, Japan (International Firms and Joint Ventures) Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022

Finalist: Most Innovative Legal Practitioner

FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Asia-Pacific 2022