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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

For our Singapore office, for client enquiries please contact our BD Director, Asia Pacific, Lara Quie and for all other queries please contact Lynn Quek. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

For our Singapore office, for client enquiries please contact our BD Director, Asia Pacific, Lara Quie and for all other queries please contact Lynn Quek. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Matthew Chan

Matthew Chan

Call: 2018 (England and Wales); 2022 (British Virgin Islands)

Languages: Mandarin Chinese (fluent)

Matthew has a broad practice in commercial litigation and international arbitration. He has particular interests in shipping and international trade, civil fraud, insurance, banking, company and insolvency law, and the conflict of laws. He is comfortable being instructed as part of a team or in his own right.

Matthew has considerable experience of high-value commercial litigation and arbitration. He is currently instructed by the Privinvest Group in Republic of Mozambique v Privinvest and others, a Commercial Court dispute involving claims in excess of US$2 billion, and allegations of bribery and corruption, relating to maritime infrastructure projects in the Republic.

Matthew is also increasingly developing a busy practice as sole counsel. He regularly appears in his own right in the High Court and in arbitration, and recently appeared unled in a 5-day final hearing in a 7-figure HKIAC arbitral dispute involving the sale and shipment of commodities.

Before coming to the Bar, Matthew read law at the University of Oxford and gave tutorials in trusts law to undergraduates as a lecturer of Somerville College, Oxford. During his studies, 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.

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.

Matthew is admitted to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, British Virgin Islands.

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