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Expert resume of Matt Bower

Matt Bower is a partner in A&O Shearman’s litigation and investigations practice in Hong Kong, specialising in contentious disputes in the financial services sector before the High Courts of Hong Kong and England & Wales, as well as on internal and regulatory investigations.

Matt has substantial experience advising clients on disputes arising in the financial services sector including in particular on derivative disputes, having advised clients in disputes that have raised important questions on the meaning and effect of the ISDA Master Agreement, and on loan defaults.

Matt is recommended by Chambers Greater China Region 2023, which quotes a client as saying that “Matt is our number-one go-to lawyer for all things litigation. He is simply unbeatable in his knowledge and the quality of the advice he provides, and he navigates all areas of the business with ease in an approachable and user-friendly manner.” Chambers Asia Pacific 2022 noted that a client characterises him as “excellent; very pragmatic, sensible and also very good at strategy and tactics, which is a big part of litigation advice.”

Legal 500 2022 also recommends Matt, stating that he “is a key name to note due to his extensive experience of handling disputes relating to syndicated lending, asset management and derivatives issues.”, and that he is “also [a] key figure [in]… regulatory compliance issues concerning banks as well as other financial institutions, in addition to cryptocurrency payment and trading platforms.”

Matt is qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England & Wales.