Stuart Matty

Partner, London


“Stuart Matty leads the team's work on high-value and complex debt issuances. He is highly adept at handling bond financing for a mix of sovereign and corporate issuers and is recognised for his considerable expertise in debt matters in emerging markets. Based in London, he has a strong client following of investment banks and development finance institutions, as well as sovereign states.”

Clients comment that:

“Stuart has a deep understanding of the commercial landscape and of state-owned entities.” and say that they “are extremely happy with Stuart and his team. They are extremely professional. Their advice is insightful and very commercial.”

“He has seen it all throughout the region and can be trusted to provide responsible, sound advice whether advising issuers or banks.”

“Stuart has superb on-the-ground experience with unparalleled sensitivity to his client needs.”
Chambers UK; Chambers Global 2024


Stuart Matty offers clients the benefit of over 25 years' experience in all aspects of securities transactions, including through the full cycle of debt from issuance to stressed and distressed financings. He focuses primarily on debt financings in developing and emerging markets throughout EMEA.

Clients include underwriters and issuers (corporates, banks and sovereigns), and he counts a number of high-profile market "firsts" among the transactions he has led.

Stuart's experience and skill as a capital markets practitioner is widely recognised by industry leading bodies.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
London Law
College of Law
University of London (Queen Mary & Westfield College)


Awards and Recognition

Band 1 Capital Markets: Debt – Chambers UK 2024

Hall of Fame – Debt Capital Markets – Legal 500 2024

Leading Individual – Emerging Markets – Legal 500 2024

Spotlight – Capital Markets – Africa-Wide – Chambers Global 2024