Matt is recognised as a leading corporate finance and energy lawyer.

Matt is co-head of our International Energy and Utilities Sector Group and head of the London Corporate Group.

Specialising in public and private mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity, joint ventures and equity capital markets work, Matt has extensive experience in relation to the Alternative Investment Market and the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.

He has particular expertise in the energy sector (both traditional oil and gas, electricity and mining, as well as renewable energy and utilities and cleantech) throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US. He has advised governments, trading exchanges, financial institutions, venture capital and private equity houses, early stage cleantech companies and major corporations on transactions in the oil and gas, and electricity sectors and in the wind, solar, wave, biomass, biofuels, waste to energy, energy efficiency and carbon sectors. He is also experienced in the field of sports law, having acted for a number of sporting bodies and associations, as well as sports investors and teams.

Matt is, and has been, recognised for a number of years as a leading individual in Chambers and Legal 500 legal directories in the fields of corporate and energy. Together with Michael Rudd, he has co-edited a book entitled “Renewables: A Practical Handbook” (Globe Law and Business).

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. The "highly pragmatic" Matthew Bonass focuses his practice on transactions in the energy and natural resources space, alongside his strength in sports-related matters.

    Chambers UK 2018
  2. The "very switched-on" Matthew Bonass is able to "cut through the fluff to deal with the matter."

    Chambers UK 2017
  3. Clients describe him as "responsive and commercial in his approach

    Chambers UK 2017