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Matthew Townsend

Partner

London

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Matthew Townsend

Partner

London

Matt is a Partner in, and global co-head of, the International Trade and Regulatory Group and advises extensively on a range of global trade and compliance issues including:

  • International trade law;
  • Sanctions and export controls; 
  • Anti-bribery policies, due diligence and compliance;
  • Environmental, health and safety risks;
  • Chemicals and product regulation;
  • Climate change and carbon trading;
  • Nuclear regulation;
  • Transparency and disclosure requirements;
  • Business ethics and supply chain controls;
  • Human rights.

"He is unique because he's an environmental lawyer and an expert in that space, but he's also a top-notch corporate lawyer so he can understand the commercial tensions." Chambers UK 2020 (Environment)

Leading directories note: “If I was putting together a dream team, it would have him in it.” Chambers UK 2018

“Matthew Townsend is ‘very experienced, knowledgeable, and client and business-focused’.” Chambers Europe 2018

"He is unique because he's an environmental lawyer and an expert in that space, but he's also a top-notch corporate lawyer so he can understand the commercial tensions." Chambers UK 2020 (Environment)

News & insights

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News: 31 MAY 2021

Allen & Overy nell’investimento di CVC in BIP

Allen & Overy ha assistito il management e i fondatori di BIP, una delle principali società di consulenza in Europa, nella vendita al fondo di private equity CVC Capital Partners.

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Allen & Overy nell’acquisizione di Metra da parte di KPS Capital Partners

News: 10 MAY 2021

Allen & Overy nell’acquisizione di Metra da parte di KPS Capital Partners

Allen & Overy ha assistito le famiglie Bertoli, Giacomelli, Marinelli e Zanetti, azioniste di Metra, nell’accordo per la cessione della maggioranza del gruppo al fondo di investimento americano KPS…

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Publications: 23 APRIL 2021

Derivati IRS: le novità giurisprudenziali di gennaio - marzo 2021

Un sostanziale “pareggio” tra nullità e validità.

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Allen & Overy nella cessione di un ramo d’azienda di Panta Distribuzione al gruppo Bluenergy

News: 09 APRIL 2021

Allen & Overy nella cessione di un ramo d’azienda di Panta Distribuzione al gruppo Bluenergy

Allen & Overy ha assistito Panta Distribuzione S.p.A., società italiana del gruppo ungherese MOL, nella cessione a Rettagliata Tech S.r.l., società del gruppo Bluenergy, del ramo d’azienda relativo…

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Ufficio

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifiche

Titoli professionali

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1996

Admitted as solicitor, Ireland, 2018

Titoli accademici

BA (Hons), University of Birmingham, 1992

Diploma, Law, The College Of Law, York, 1993

Diploma, Legal Practice, The College Of Law, York, 1994

Pro-bono experience

  • Ambassador for Hope and Homes for Children
  • Executive member of the Legal Sector Alliance

Published work

  • Co-editor: "REACH - Best Practice Guide to Regulation 1907/2006" (Hart/Beck)
  • Contributor: "Project Finance" by G. Vinter (Sweet & Maxwell)
  • Contributor: "EPC Contracts and Major Projects" by N. Pritchard (Sweet & Maxwell)
  • Matt is a regular speaker and commentator on business compliance issues.