Matthew R. Levy



Matt Levy helps both public and private companies expand and operate across borders. He advises on cross-border transactions and international regulatory issues, with experience in more than 40 countries.
Matt represents clients in M&A, international trade, foreign investment matters and antitrust. He collaborates with companies in the manufacturing, insurance, food and agribusiness, logistics, pharmaceuticals and medical device industries. Matt lived and studied in China for three years.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Matt represents buyers and sellers in stock and asset acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures and other corporate reorganizations. Matt recently led cross-border deal teams in the sale of a business in Kenya, the divestiture of a U.S. business unit of a French company, and an acquisition of a U.S. joint venture by a Chinese investor.

International Trade

Matt advises clients on U.S. export and import matters, including compliance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), economic sanctions program and embargoes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and U.S. Customs regulations.

Foreign Investment

Matt advises U.S. companies on direct and indirect investment overseas, as well as foreign investment in the U.S. His work has included:

  • Forming wholly-owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and representative offices in more than 15 countries spanning Europe, Asia, Central and South America and the Middle East
  • Drafting commercial agreements for sales of products and services in 20 countries across North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia
  • Advising on corporate governance matters in more than 40 countries


Matt advises on the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and helps clients obtain federal antitrust approval of M&A and other corporate transactions. He also counsels buyers and sellers on compliance with foreign merger controls — the foreign equivalents of HSR. Matt has helped clients file foreign merger control notifications in Austria, Germany, Ireland, Israel, South Africa, South Korea and Taiwan.

Personal Interests

Matt enjoys travel, adventurous eating, golf and binge-watching streaming TV.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island




University of Wisconsin Law School
J.D. Wisconsin Law Review (articles editor) (2006)

Middlebury College
B.A. (2000)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • The Real Reason So Many Asset Managers Are Struggling in China
    Institutional Investor, November 7, 2023
  • 48C Qualified Advanced Energy Project Tax Credit: One Year Into the Inflation Reduction Act
    The Digest, October 2023
  • Trump International Policies — Changes for Financial Services
    Association of Corporate Counsel, Financial Services Committee, Webinar, Indianapolis, Indiana February 22, 2017
  • Protecting IP in China: Threats and Countermeasures
    U.S. Commercial Service, Fort Wayne, Indiana, September 9, 2016
  • U.S. Import/Export Contract Clauses: What You’ve Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask
    Manitoba Bar Association Webinar, Manitoba, Canada, May 17, 2016
  • The Changing Rule of Law in Today's China
    America China Society of Indiana, Indianapolis, May 8, 2015
  • Cross-Border Legal Issues for Corporate Counsel
    Kimball International CLE Presentation, Jasper, Indiana, February 26, 2013

Firm Blog Contributions

  • LaborSphere – a resource providing coverage and insights on breaking cases, recently enacted legislation and a broad range of labor issues

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Advocates for Human Rights – Report to African Commission regarding Human Rights Violations in Cameroon

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association — International Law Section (Chair, 2014-16, Chair-Elect, 2013, Secretary, 2010-12)

Civic Activities

  • International School of Indiana — Board member
  • America China Society of Indiana — Board member


  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Rising Star, International, 2015-18
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Bar Leader Series, 2011-12
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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