Qualification: LLB (Hons) Wales, Barrister, Lincoln’s Inn, CIPS, FIABCI, Hons. F.ISP (Eng)
Dato’ Seri Matthew was born and received his early education in Penang. He pursued his law degree course at the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology at Cardiff, Wales. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1986 and was admitted into the Bar of Malaysia on 20 March 1987.
During his early days in practice, he concentrated on civil litigation such as debt collection and foreclosure, but since he left for Kuala Lumpur, he has been expanding his practice on corporate banking, commercial law, conveyancing, housing projects, end-financing and other banking security documentation. He also has experience in property laws and eviction of squatters. He has done documentation work in joint ventures for property development projects, and between Malaysian companies and foreign companies.
He has been appointed as an advisor for corporate clients in China, Taiwan and Vietnam which has business interests in Malaysia and also acts for Malaysian and Singapore clients doing business in China, Myanmar and Cambodia.
In early 2003, Dato’ Seri Matthew initiated the setting up of our associated office in Beijing to serve the needs of Malaysian clients and business interests in the Chinese capital, and he travels there frequently. He was the legal advisor of the Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China and is well-connected with the Malaysian diplomatic and business community in major cities in China as well as the local municipal governments.
Dato’ Seri Matthew is also a consultant with Aquinas Law Alliance LLP (Singapore). Dato’ Seri is also a qualified lawyer in Singapore and also held various posts:
Dato’ Seri Matthew is fluent in English and Bahasa Malaysia. He can also converse in conversational Mandarin, Thai and Vietnamese.