Matthew Ivor-Jones

Matthew Ivor-Jones


Matthew advises on a broad array of regulatory matters in the financial sector, including advice that relates to ESG and sustainable finance, banking and investment services, financial market infrastructure, M&A mandates and payments and fintech.

He has experience advising on the UK regulatory perimeter and post-Brexit structuring, sustainable finance and ESG regulation, UK MiFID II, derivatives regulation, financial market infrastructure and payments systems, recovery and resolution frameworks and on regulatory capital requirements, in addition to more general legal issues arising in the financial services industry.

Matthew advises a wide range of clients on cross-border issues, from major financial institutions and global banks to fintech companies and asset managers.

During his training contract, Matthew was seconded to the UK and EU regulatory reform team at a leading US bank.


Pro bono

Pro-bono secondment to a Greek NGO to provide legal assistance to asylum seekers

Contributed to the Chancery Lane Project.

Research projects for Amicus, the Center for Reproductive Rights, Street Child and the Orchid Project. Advising a charity on a human rights arbitration.

Mentor with GROW Mentoring.



Solicitor, England and Wales, 2021


MA, History, Cambridge University, 2016

LLM, Commercial Legal Practice, BPP University, 2019

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.