Matthew Durham



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Matthew is a partner in our Asia Employment Group. He is based in Shanghai, where he has lived and worked since 1999. He specialises in China employment matters and is well known for advising multi-national companies in this market. He is also well versed in related China issues, such as commercial contracts, data privacy and business protection.

He has extensive experience in handling the full range of employment issues faced by companies, including the people related issues arising from transactions and restructurings, as well as investigations work. His particular strength is assisting clients to navigate the specific complexities and requirements of the China legal environment within the context of their international framework and standards. He places a significant focus on developing tailored strategies and practical solutions to achieve the optimum outcome for businesses.

Matthew is ranked as a “leading individual” in Legal 500 Asia Pacific and also recognised in Chambers Asia Pacific. He is a regular speaker and panellist at conferences and events in Asia.

After training with Simmons & Simmons in London, Matthew worked as an associate in our Shanghai office for 10 years. He re-joined the firm as a partner in 2017.