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Matthew became a Herbert Smith Freehills partner in May 2019 and has been on secondment to HBT since 2012. He advises on public and private mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas, energy and resources, power and infrastructure sectors.
Matthew has worked primarily on various public and private mergers and acquisitions and project developments in the oil and gas, energy and resources, power and infrastructure sectors and has provided general Indonesian corporate and foreign investment regulatory advice.
Matthew is described by his clients as "an excellent, commercially minded lawyer with exceptional country and industry knowledge." He is further praised by commentators as "a decision maker who advises us rather than just reciting the law" and who possesses "a photographic memory of everything." Matthew has been commended for providing “both very astute and commercially focused legal advice. He is a solutions-based lawyer who looks for ways to get the deal done.”
Matthew has been recognised as a “Next Generation Partner” in Projects & Energy in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 and as “Up-and-Coming” in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020.read more
Matthew is admitted in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the University of Notre Dame. Matthew has also completed a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance with Kaplan Education.