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Matthew Bisley



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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.


News & insights

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News: 05 MARCH 2021

Allen & Overy advises Aviva on the disposal of its insurance businesses in Italy

Allen & Overy has advised Aviva on the disposal of its insurance businesses in Italy. The deal, announced on 4 March 2021, is one of the most significant M&A deals in the insurance sector in recent…

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Publications: 05 MARCH 2021

Podcast: How does a material adverse change clause work in these uncertain times?

The enforceability of material adverse change clauses (“MAC clauses”) in commercial contracts is an area which has come under increased scrutiny in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Publications: 05 MARCH 2021

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 19-25 February 2021

Our weekly update on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector. If you would like to receive this update by email and be added to our marketing mailing list please contact…

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How EasyMile is tackling the under-30mph market and the impact of the pandemic on the autonomous vehicle industry

Publications: 05 MARCH 2021

Pre-pack administration: control over pre-packs looks set to tighten further

As we stand looking into the abyss of another financial crisis, the UK government looks set to further tighten the screw to control pre-packaged sales to connected parties. 

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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.