Stuart Mathews advises on cross-border acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, lending and security, commercial dispute resolution and commercial contracts.

Stuart counsels UK-, European-, African- and American-based clients on transactions in the United Kingdom, Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa and other developing markets. He represents entrepreneurs, high-net-worth families, emerging companies, large corporates (public and private) and state-owned entities in sectors such as mining, energy, agribusiness, manufacturing, technology and life sciences.


  • Advised a state-owned oil and gas company on its US$575 million acquisition of Ghanaian oil and gas rights, and separately, on its US$166 million acquisition of South African oil and gas rights
  • Advised a family enterprise in relation to a joint venture in Mauritius to own and exploit intellectual property in relation to an efficient platinum group metals extraction process
  • Advised a European drug development company in relation to a number of joint venture arrangements for the development of novel cancer immunotherapies

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  • The Legal 500 UK 2014, 2017 recommended in Corporate and Commercial: M&A – mid-market
  • IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate 2018, rated as Highly Regarded
  • IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate 2015 – 2016, Leading Lawyer

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University of Cambridge, LLM, 1992
University of Cape Town, LLB, 1988
Stellenbosch University, BA, with Honours, 1986
Stellenbosch University, BA, cum laude, 1985

English Solicitor
South African Attorney (Non-Practising)

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Stuart Mathews

Insights & Events / Media

The New Brewer (Brewers Association) / November/December 2016

/ Winter 2015

International News / Spring 2014