Stephen Matthews


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Stephen Matthews splits his time between Dubai and Baker Botts' affiliate in Riyadh. He advises on an array of commercial agreements in both the UAE and Saudi Arabia, with clients describing him as "a brilliant mind" and adding: "Something we appreciate is his ability to provide an in-depth answer and a rational, comparative perspective on the law in many jurisdictions."
Chambers Global 2020

Stephen Matthews of Baker Botts LLP is described by clients as "knowledgeable, proactive and insightful." He specialises in corporate and commercial law, with particular expertise in the energy sector, and splits his time between Riyadh and Dubai. An impressed client enthused: "He is a lawyer but he has an understanding of commercial requirements. He can evaluate risk - real risk and textbook risk. He demonstrates regional realism and translates it into Western sensibilities, and that is rare."
Chambers Global 2019

Stephen Matthews of Baker Botts LLP splits his time between the firm's UAE and Saudi Arabian offices and specialises in cross-border M&A covering both jurisdictions. One client described him as "very flexible, and he understands our business requirements."
Chambers Global 2019

Listed in Chambers Global, 2004-2021. Overseas Counsel-Saudi Arabia (Corporate & Commercial) (Band 1) 2010-2014, (Foreign Expert) 2015-2021

Chambers Saudi Arabia - (Corporate/Commercial) (Foreign Expert) 2020

Chambers Saudi Arabia - (Banking & Finance) (Band 3) 2018-2020

Recommended in both the Saudi Arabia and UAE Corporate sections of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2006-2021