Matthew joined Twenty Essex in 2019 after successfully completing his pupillage. He is developing a broad commercial practice in line with Chambers’ profile. In particular, during pupillage, he gained experience in matters relating to arbitration, shipping and international trade, civil fraud, banking, and the conflict of laws.
Before coming to the Bar, Matthew read law at the University of Oxford, where he obtained a first class degree and ranked second in the year. He then went on to complete the Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford with Distinction and the Bar Professional Training Course at City Law School, where he achieved the second best results in the year. He also gave tutorials to law undergraduates as a lecturer of Somerville College, Oxford.
Matthew is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and has a good understanding of the Asian markets. In particular, he maintains a keen interest in the legal industry in Singapore, where he grew up.