Matthew Durham

Registered Foreign Lawyer

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Matthew joined Gall’s Employment practice as an England and Wales qualified Registered Foreign Lawyer in January 2021 and is an experienced employment lawyer specialising in employment matters. He is known in the market for advising multi-national companies on the full range of employment issues relating to hiring and separating, employment contracts, handbooks and policies, international secondments, transactions and restructurings, labour unions, stock options and incentive schemes, social insurance and welfare schemes, employee fraud, and restrictive covenants.

Matthew also advises employees and individuals on a wide variety of employer-facing issues, including contracts and terms, conduct issues, whistleblowing and separations. He also handles contentious matters such as labour disputes, investigations, director and executive liability, and sexual harassment issues.

Ranked as a “Leading Individual” in Legal 500 Asia Pacific and recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific since 2011, Matthew has been based in Asia for over 20 years and is a regular speaker and panellist at conferences across the region. He received a BA (Hons) in French and German from Oxford University, an MA from SOAS, and a CPE and Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law, York, UK.

Matthew was admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales in 1998 and is a native English speaker. He speaks advanced French and German and is conversational in Mandarin.