Stephen Matthews’ practice centers on banking and finance, technology transfer, telecommunications, construction, and international investment, especially cross-border business ventures in Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries. He has worked on contracts and financings for many infrastructure projects in the region, including oil refineries, petrochemical plants, pipelines, manufacturing plants, defense projects and telecommunications networks. Stephen is described by clients in Chambers Global as "very responsive and knowledgeable" (2017) and he has a "deep knowledge of the legal environment" and "long-standing experience in the region" (2018).
"Stephen Matthews is recommended for his in-depth knowledge of energy and infrastructure transactions in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Clients appreciate his ability to ’understand the industry, listen to the business objectives and provide proactive advice.'"
Chambers Global 2015 – United Arab Emirates, Corporate/M&A: High-end Cross Border