Matthew R. Bowles

Matthew R. Bowles

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 637 5766

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

As a senior associate, Matt Bowles advises U.S. and multinational companies on strategic business transactions and matters of corporate governance and compliance.

Matt has helped clients effectively execute public company mergers, private acquisitions and dispositions, carve-outs, spin-offs, joint ventures, investments, technology licenses, and complex commercial transactions, often in situations involving unique, interdisciplinary, and cross-border issues. He takes a keen interest in understanding each client's business, providing tailored advice and delivering practical solutions to advance the client's objectives. In addition to negotiating deals, Matt regularly counsels companies and their boards on corporate governance, SEC disclosure, listing requirements, and related compliance matters. He has represented public and private companies in a variety of sectors, including technology, industrials, real estate, energy, and health care.

Matt also engages in pro bono legal clinics in Washington, D.C. and has volunteered with Compass consulting teams to advise nonprofits on strategic alignment projects.

Education and admissions


J.D., George Mason University School of Law, cum laude, 2013

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007


Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


Representative experience

Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PKY) in its US$2bn stock-for-stock merger with Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE: CUZ) and US$1bn spin-off of a new publicly traded company.

PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE: PPG) in the sale of its U.S. fiber glass operations to glass manufacturer Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd.

General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) in various asset sales and other transactional matters.

RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE: RLJ) in its stock-for-stock merger with FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH), creating a combined enterprise value of US$7bn.

Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) in its US$104m acquisition of Artilium plc (AIM: ARTA), pursuant to a U.K.-court sanctioned scheme of arrangement.

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) in divestiture and other transactional matters.

First Potomac Realty Trust (NYSE: FPO) in a confidential sales process, resulting in the sale of the company to Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE: GOV) for US$1.4bn in cash.

A technology company in its acquisition of a government cloud services business from a leading provider of cloud computing and virtualization.

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) in various M&A transactions, including the company's acquisition of two operating data centers in the Netherlands.

Fortune 100 retail company in a strategic alliance with a national medical services provider.*

Fortune 500 life sciences company in its US$250m acquisition of a cardiac medical device company.*

Fortune 500 energy company in its acquisition of a solar power installation company.*

A digital health company in raising multiple rounds of growth equity capital, including a change-in-control transaction.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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