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Stephen Mathews



Mathews Stephen
Stephen Mathews



Stephen has experience in a wide range of commercial and corporate finance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, transactions involving financial institutions, joint ventures, restructurings and transactions involving partnerships and LLPs.

He frequently advises on cross-border as well as UK-based transactions and has also spent 18 months on secondment to Allen & Overy's Tokyo office.
Stephen has particular expertise in relation to: 
mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures;
transactions involving financial institutions, including asset managers, insurance companies and banks; 
transactions involving partnerships and LLPs; and 
the corporate/equity aspects of restructurings.



Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
E1 6AD

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1998


MA, Modern History, Worcester College, Oxford University, 1994

CPE, The College Of Law, London, 1995

LPC, The College Of Law, London, 1996

Experience highlights

News & insights


Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2021

2021/2022 – Another eventful year for Thai competition law

While the ongoing global pandemic has had a temporary braking effect on some business sectors and international travel, Thai competition law has continued to develop at pace in an attempt to catch up…

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Publications: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

New Federal Law By Decree No.32 of 2021 on Commercial Companies

Introduced yesterday, The New Companies Law brings a number of amendments, most notable of which is the introduction of special purpose acquisition companies and special purpose vehicles.

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Publications: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

Germany's new coalition agreement: Change is afoot for the financial services industry?

The three political parties set to form the next German government published a coalition agreement on 24 November. Its part on the German and European financial market in most respects seems to…

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News: 28 OCTOBER 2021

A&O advising River and Mercantile Group plc on the sale of its UK Solutions business

Allen & Overy is advising River and Mercantile Group plc (RMG) on the sale of its UK Solutions business to a subsidiary of the Schroders Group, Schroders International Holdings Limited, for GBP230…

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Published work

Contributor to "A Practitioner's Guide to the Financial Services Authority"

Listing Regime 2007/8, 2008/9 and 2009/10 editions