Matthew Fisher’s practice focuses on cross-border equity and debt capital markets transactions and related regulatory matters, including market abuse and economic sanctions.

He has particular experience and interest in the Russian market.

Matthew joined the firm in 2012, was resident in the Moscow and Paris offices in 2014, and was seconded to Schroders Investment Management in 2016.

Notable Experience

  • RTC (Rustranscom), a Russian rail transportation company, as well as its shareholder, in RTC’s proposed IPO and London listing.

  • United Company Rusal plc in its debut international bond offering, two international bond offerings, and a consent solicitation relating to those bonds.

  • PJSC Magnit in the sale of approximately $750 million of its ordinary shares by means of an accelerated bookbuild on the Moscow Exchange.

  • CB Equity LLP, a subsidiary of Fomento Económico Mexicano S.A.B. de C.V. (FEMSA), in connection with the sale, through an accelerated bookbuilding process, of 22.5 million shares of Heineken N.V. and 7.7 million shares of Heineken Holding N.V.

  • Sovcomflot in the reopening of two eurobonds issued in 2016 and a $750 million eurobond offering.

  • Viking Global as an anchor investor in the IPO of the special purpose acquisition company J2 Acquisition Limited.

  • Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, acting on behalf of the Russian Federation in a $4 billion liability management transaction.

  • HSBC, Nordea, and DNB Markets as underwriters in the SEK 2.75 billion offering by major insurance provider Sirius of notes structured to qualify in multiple jurisdictions as tier-2 regulatory capital.

  • The underwriters in the NOK 3.8 billion IPO of EVRY ASA.

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Selected Activities

  • Intern, The European Commission Directorate General for Legal Services, Brussels
  • Member, Anglo-Russian Law Association