Matt Bower

Partner, Allen & Overy

Matt Bower is a partner in Allen & Overy's litigation and dispute resolution team in Hong Kong. Matt advises financial institutions and corporates in connection with internal and regulatory investigations as well as litigation before the High Courts in Hong Kong and England and Wales.  
 
Matt has substantial experience of advising clients on the conduct of regulatory investigations across Asia-Pacific, having advised on some of the most high profile benchmark investigations in the region concerning financial services conduct and competition issues and a number of investigations regarding the assessment of client suitability for financial products.

Financial services regulators across the globe have been focused for a number of years on the need to address ‘Rolling Bad Apples’.  This is where individuals engage in misconduct during their…
May 2021
As we move into the year of the rat, Allen & Overy partners Matt Bower and Charlotte Robins consider some of the key areas of financial regulatory development that are expected this year in the…
February 2020
In June 2019, Allen & Overy, along with the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), released a report highlighting areas of Hong Kong legislation and policy in which an individual’s relationship…
October 2019
Differential treatment on the basis of relationship status is widespread in Hong Kong. In areas as diverse as taxation, anti-discrimination and criminal matters, the law does not recognise civil…
August 2019
The recent Hong Kong appellate judgment in Zhang Hong Li and another v DBS (Hong Kong) Ltd and others, CACV 138/2017, in which a bank’s wealthy customers sought to recover losses suffered from…
August 2018