Matthew is the Managing Director of GLS Law Firm. Previously, Matthew was a senior equity partner at DLA Piper where he established the pre-eminent Technology, Media and Communications/ Intellectual Property and Technology team in the Middle East & Africa. Prior to that, Matthew worked with Linklaters for 9 years, including being the Head of their Asian Telecoms Group. Matthew specialises in a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions, particularly in the technology sector. Matthew concentrates on the Asian, African and Middle Eastern emerging and developing markets.
Bahrain: Advising on the attempted acquisition of a WiMax operator.
Bangladesh: Advising SingTel on its US$118 million acquisition of Pacific Bangladesh Telecom Ltd., Bangladesh’s third-largest mobile operator.
Congo Brazzaville: Advising an African operator on its proposed access into the telecommunications market of Congo Brazzaville by way of acquisition.
Indonesia: Advising a Malaysian mobile operator in connection with its proposed acquisition of a strategic stake in Indosat.
Korea: Advising Alcatel on various JV agreements with local Korean telecoms suppliers.
Malaysia: Advising Goldman Sachs on Celcom’s acquisition of TM Cellular Sdn Berhad from Telekom Malaysia Berhad.
Nigeria: Advising an African operator on its proposed access into the Nigerian telecommunications market by both acquisition and Greenfield entry.
Pan-MENA: Advising a Middle Eastern broadcasting company on the deployment of communications infrastructure throughout the Middle Eastern region.
Pan-African: Preparing a precedent network roll-out agreement for a Pan African operator for use across its anticipated 6 operating companies.
Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia
Executive Management Training Program (2007)
University of Technology, Sydney
Postgraduate Certificate in Legal Practice (1997)
University of Sydney Law Extension Committee (LPAB)
Diploma in Law (1996)
University of Sydney
Bachelor of Arts - History and Politics (1995)
Commercial Law / Contracts
Consumer & Advertising Law
Data Protection and Privacy
E-Commerce / Internet Law
Media, Entertainment and Sports
Procurement and Outsourcing