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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

A coal power plant in Vietnam

Publications: 21 OCTOBER 2021

Indonesia passes carbon tax bill as part of GHG regulation effort

There are two important legislative developments in Indonesia as the country attempts to meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement. Indonesia’s House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat…

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Trees forest

Publications: 20 OCTOBER 2021

The White House Proposes to Strengthen National Environmental Policy Act

On October 6, 2021, The White House set forward a proposal that would effectively undo the 2020 Regulations, which were promulgated in response to the Trump Administration’s EO 13807 and represented…

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Exterior of a modern office block with mirrored glass

News: 19 OCTOBER 2021

A&O advising Zopa on its USD300 million fundraising led by Softbank Vision Fund 2

Allen & Overy is advising digital bank Zopa on its latest round of fundraising. The bank, which was the world’s first peer-to-peer lender and is one of the UK’s newest digital banks, has raised…

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Three colleagues discussing data on charts and tablets

Publications: 18 OCTOBER 2021

Green pass: the obligation of green certifications in the working environments

The measures on the obligation to possess Green Certification Covid-19 for employees in the public and private sectors taking effect from 15 October 2021.

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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