Stephen Matthews splits his time between Dubai and Riyadh, and is sought after for finance, corporate and project mandates. He counsels major global clients, including life sciences companies and defence contracts, on corporate and regulatory issues in Saudi Arabia. Clients are "very, very pleased" with him and speak of his "24/7 assistance"
Chambers Global 2018
Stephen Matthews is much admired by interviewees for his "long-standing experience in the region." He is also praised for his "deep knowledge of the legal environment" and is regarded as a "strategic thinker." He maintains an extensive practice assisting clients with cross-border M&A deals and joint ventures
Chambers Global 2018
Listed in Chambers Global, 2004-2018. Overseas Counsel-Saudi Arabia (Corporate & Commercial) (Band 1) 2010-2014, (Foreign Expert) 2015-2018
Saudi Arabia - (Corporate/M&A) (Foreign Expert) 2017
Saudi Arabia - (Banking & Finance) (Band 2) 2016-2017
United Arab Emirates - (Corporate/M&A) (Band 4) 2016-2018
Recommended in both the Saudi Arabia and UAE Corporate sections of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2006, 2017 & 2018
Recommended in the Saudi Arabia Projects and Energy sections of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2006
Recommended in Best Lawyers for the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the fields of Corporate, Hospitality & Tourism Law, Oil & Gas, Project Finance and Development, and Transportation, 2006
The "outstanding" Stephen Matthews is based out of the Dubai offices of Baker Botts LLP and is active on a broad range of M&A, commercial and joint venture mandates in Saudi Arabia, particularly in the oil and gas and defence sectors, amongst others.
Chambers Global 2015 - Saudi Arabia, Corporate/Commercial – Foreign Experts (Based Abroad)
Dubai-based Stephen Matthews' practice makes use of his Saudi expertise and wealth of transactional experience. He is a popular choice for clients and is frequently instructed by major defence contractors.
Chambers Global 2013 - United Arab Emirates, Corporate / Commercial