Matthew Bartus

Partner – Singapore and Principal – Hong Kong

I provide strategic, business-oriented advice to high-growth companies and investors as they navigate legal and business challenges.

+65 6962 7511

Matthew Bartus is co-chair of Cooley’s global emerging companies and venture capital practice group. He spent most of his career in Silicon Valley before relocating and founding Cooley’s Singapore office in 2020. Matt has over 20 years of experience advising high-growth technology and life sciences companies and investment funds on strategic decision-making, private financings of all stages, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters. Over the course of his career, Matt has advised companies, investors, buyers and sellers on over a thousand transactions, having a total value in excess of $50 billion.

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Matthew Bartus regularly advises emerging companies and investors on financings, M&A and access to capital markets. He is praised by clients for his "deep understanding of the startup world" and for being "exceptional in providing sound advice, especially in the areas of fundraising." – Chambers and Partners

  • New York University School of Law
    JD, cum laude, 1998

  • Syracuse University
    BA, 1992

Admissions & Credentials


New York

Hong Kong (Registered Foreign Lawyer, California)

Singapore (Registered Foreign Lawyer)


  • National Venture Capital Association, General Counsel Advisory Board

Rankings & Accolades

    Cooley GO Wins the “People's Voice” Webby

    The Recorder Innovators recognizes Matt Bartus, Craig Jacoby and Peter Werner

    Legal 500 US: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – Venture Capital and Emerging Companies (2015)

    Chambers USA: Band 1 for Startups & Emerging Companies (2018-2020)


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