Matthew Durham

09 Jan 2007

Former associate rejoins the China team of Simmons & Simmons

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has recently recruited Matthew Durham to its China team.

Matthew rejoins the firm from Linklaters. Prior to that, he qualified with Simmons & Simmons and spent more than nine years with the firm in London, China and the Middle East, with almost six years in the firm’s Shanghai office. Admitted in England and Wales, Matthew joins the China Corporate Group in the Shanghai office. He will focus on mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment and other corporate-commercial transactions. He will also add significantly to the firm's employment capability in China.

Jane Newman, managing partner of the Shanghai office, said:

"Matthew has spent considerable time here and has extensive experience in the China market, across many sectors. We are very pleased Matthew has rejoined us."

Paul Li, managing partner of the China offices, commented:

"We are delighted to have Matthew rejoin our team. We are committed to strengthening our presence in China and the Asia region and believe that Matthew will play a pivotal role in our China practice development."

Matthew added:

"It is very exciting to return to a firm in which I have so many friends and to form part of our dedicated China team based in this dynamic city."


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