Matthew Bersani


Matthew Bersani, Global Head of Corporate Finance for the firm, regularly advises clients on complex regulatory and transactional matters, including FCPA/anti-corruption compliance, regulatory investigations, securities offerings, SEC compliance and cross-border capital markets transactions. He is a frequent speaker on the FCPA, the JOBS Act, SEC rules and related legal and regulatory developments. Matters in which Mr. Bersani has been involved include various compliance and investigations engagements throughout Asia, equity and debt offerings of all kinds and corporate governance matters. Mr. Bersani has worked on many of the most sensitive and complex matters in Asia for over 20 years and has been cited as “top tier” or “highly recommended” in various guides to the world’s leading lawyers. He is recognized as a leading individual in China, Hong Kong, Thailand and India by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia (2009-2017).

Selected Experience

  • The underwriters, led by Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank in connection with the US$101 million initial public offering and listing on the NASDAQ Global Select Market of Hutchison China MediTech Limited, a China-based, globally-focused healthcare group that researches, develops, manufactures and sells pharmaceuticals and health-related consumer products
  • Erdenes Oyu Tolgoi LLC, a Mongolian state-owned company, regarding joint venture and financing matters for the US$10 billion Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold project, the largest financial undertaking in Mongolia’s history and one of the largest mine financings completed to date, which project is jointly owned by Rio Tinto and Erdenes
  • Star Petroleum Refining Public Company Limited, the Thai refining unit of Chevron Corporation, in connection with its US$363.4 million initial public offering and listing on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. The offering included an international offering in reliance on Rule 144A and Regulation S
  • Citigroup, DSP Merrill Lynch Limited, Credit Suisse, HSBC and J. P. Morgan, ICICI Securities, Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited and SBI in connection with the US registered US$1.2 billion Global Rights Offering by Tata Motors
  • Hutchison Port Holdings Trust, in connection with the Rule 144A/ Regulation S offering by the issuer of US$500 million aggregate principal amount of 2.25% Guaranteed Notes due 2018 and US$500 million aggregate principal amount of 2.875% Guaranteed Notes due 2020
  • Morgan Stanley and Bualuang Securities as joint global coordinators in connection with a THB 55 billion (US$1.685 billion) initial public offering of investment units of Jasmine Broadband Internet Infrastructure Fund and listing on the Stock Exchange of Thailand, including an international offering in reliance on Rule 144A and Regulation S
  • The underwriters, led by Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and China Renaissance in connection with the US$72 million initial public offering of Tuniu Corporation, a leading online leisure travel company in China, on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange


  • Columbia University, School of Law, J.D., 1988
  • Princeton University, B.A., 1982, cum laude



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