Partner, Hong Kong
Matt advises financial institutions, investment banks and other clients regarding a wide range of private and regulatory disputes. Matt joined Allen & Overy in March 2003 and was seconded to Allen & Overy’s Hong Kong office from 2006-2009 where he gained local qualification. He was subsequently seconded to a major investment bank in London where he gained particular experience dealing with regulatory investigations. In September 2012 Matt transferred to Allen & Overy’s Hong Kong office to join the litigation and contentious regulatory team there. Matt advises clients in respect of contentious regulatory investigations and private causes of action. In the regulatory space, he has particular experience advising clients in the context of potential cross border market abuse, systems and controls concerns and self reporting obligations. Matt has advised a global financial institution on a significant regulatory benchmark investigation across Asia Pacific and has relevant experience in matters relating to LIBOR and other benchmarks. Outside of the regulatory sphere, Matt has particular experience in advising clients in the context of disputes arising from derivative, syndicated loan and asset management complaints. Matt also has extensive trial experience, having acted among other matters for six former non-executive directors of Equitable Life in defending one of the largest claims ever brought before the Commercial Court.
Posts by MattBower
- An ‘intent to deceive’ is all you need…
- Unexplained Wealth Orders (and remainder of the Criminal Finances Act) come into force
- Hard lessons from the English court on legal professional privilege
- Full disclosure: Where can documents disclosed to the regulator end up?
- FCA and PRA confirm changes to their enforcement decision-making processes
Mind your step: Hong Kong SFC warns of cryptocurrency and ICO risks - aoinvestigationsinsight.com/mind-step-hong…
Australian agencies responsible for the enforcement of foreign bribery laws release self-reporting guidelines - aoinvestigationsinsight.com/australian-age…
Using artificial intelligence to fight financial crime – a legal risk perspective - aoinvestigationsinsight.com/using-artifici…
Market abuse controls: Global approaches vs. local requirements – which one wins? - aoinvestigationsinsight.com/market-abuse-c…
UK National Economic Crime Centre: a period of stability for UK economic crime, but is it enough? - aoinvestigationsinsight.com/uk-national-ec…