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Matt Bastion

Associate, Corporate Department


Phone: 44-020-3321-1045
Fax: 44-020-3321-1145


Matt Bastion is an associate in the Energy and Infrastructure Finance practice, based in the London office of Paul Hastings.

Mr. Bastion has advised many leading financial institutions, funds and corporations in connection with acquisition financings, leveraged buyouts, take-private transactions and other financing transactions.


  • The University of Auckland, New Zealand – Bachelor of Laws – 2019
  • The University of Auckland, New Zealand – Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics) – 2019


  • The financing of EQT Infrastructure’s acquisition of Icon Group. The transaction was the largest AUD TLB in history and won Debt Market Deal of the Year at the 2023 Australasian Law Awards.
  • The financing of KiwiRail to fund the construction and purchase of the next-generation Interislander ferry fleet. The transaction featured the world’s first shipping loan to be certified by the Climate Bonds Initiative and won Project Finance Deal of the Year at the 2022 NZ Law Awards.
  • The re-financings of PGS ASA, an oilfield services company providing global geo-physical services.
  • The financing of Providence Equity Partners’ acquisition of Marlink, a leading provider of smart network solutions.
  • The financing of Apex Group’s P2P acquisition of Sanne Group, a leading provider of alternative asset and corporate services.
  • The financing of DNEG, world leading visual effects and animation studios.
  • The financing of Kathmandu’s acquisition of Rip Curl (FinanceAsia’s Best New Zealand Deal 2019).
  • The financing of the management buyout from Pencarrow Private Equity of Begroup, a retirement village company.
  • The financing of Advent’s acquisition of New Zealand Pharmaceuticals.
  • The financing of Pacific Equity Partners’ acquisition of New Zealand Tertiary College.
  • The investment by Silver Lake in New Zealand Rugby’s commercial operations.
  • The financings of various listed borrowers including T&G Global, Ports of Auckland, Argosy Property Limited, Stride Property Limited, Investore Property Limited and Property for Industry.


  • Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, 2019




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University of Auckland, LL.B. 2019

University of Auckland, B.Com. 2019

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