Matthew Powell

Matthew Powell is an experienced M&A lawyer with an extensive background in all forms of corporate advisory work, particularly focusing on the energy sector and cross-border work. His experience includes joint ventures, farm-in arrangements, public and private acquisitions and equity capital raisings. Matthew is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, and is recommended in the 2013 edition of Legal 500 for his work in oil and gas transactions. Specialises in Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Capital Markets, Corporate Governances, Emerging Markets, Energy
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Cross-border joint ventures—initial considerations
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Shearman & Sterling LLP, sets out the initial considerations that the parties to a cross-border/international joint venture (JV) (ie where one or more of the JV parties is based outside the UK and they intend to form a JV outside the UK) should bear in mind, including initial due diligence (DD), preliminary documents and negotiations, the form of the JV and documenting the JV.

Cross-border joint ventures—management and control
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Shearman & Sterling LLP, considers board and management issues for cross-border/international joint ventures (JVs) (ie where one or more of the JV parties is based outside the UK and they intend to form a JV outside the UK). It also examines board and shareholder control and protections and anti-bribery and corruption issues.

Cross-border joint ventures—taxation and funding issues
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Shearman & Sterling LLP, considers high level tax planning matters and issues that arise on contributions to, and withdrawals from, a cross-border/international joint venture (JV) (ie where one or more of the JV parties is based outside the UK and they intend to form a JV outside the UK). It examines the transfer of assets, shareholder and third party funding, currency/foreign exchange controls and employee/secondee issues.

Cross-border joint ventures—termination
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Shearman & Sterling LLP, considers issues that arise on termination of cross-border/international joint ventures (JVs) (ie where one or more of the JV parties is based outside the UK and they intend to form a JV vehicle outside the UK), including as a result of default, deadlock, dispute and exit. It also examines the following dispute resolution methods on termination: mediation, expert determination, arbitration and litigation.

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Panel

  • Contributing Author

Education

  • University of Oxford, B.A., Hons, 2002

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