Mathew is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. Prior to joining Regent Law LLC as a Director, he was a Partner at Edmond Pereira & Partners.
Mathew has an LLB (Honours) from the University of Buckingham, UK; MSc (Strategic Studies) from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Post Graduate Diploma in Singapore Law from the National University of Singapore; and Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Studies from the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) of the Nanyang Technological University.
His practice covers a broad spectrum of criminal, employment and commercial law. Mathew has appeared in the High Court and Subordinate Courts for both criminal and civil matters.
In the criminal law arena, Mathew’s interests lie in commercial crime and cross-border criminal proceedings. Mathew handles all types of criminal matters and specialises in commercial crime, corruption offences, corporate fraud, sexual offences, unlicensed money-lending and drug offences. In addition, he also defends clients charged with immigration, customs and MOM offences. Mathew is also trained in forensic examination of documents used for the purposes of fraud and has helped companies battle corporate fraud.
In the commercial and corporate law arena, Mathew provides advisory services to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and also advises on matters concerning shareholders agreements, share purchase agreements, distribution agreements etc.
Mathew has also acted as the lead counsel in the acquisition of a local company by a U.S. listed conglomerate with a market capitalization of USD5 billion and has also acted in a number of acquisitions of SMEs. He is also a legal and corporate adviser to numerous SMEs and is a Member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
Mathew is an adjunct law lecturer at the Temasek Polytechnic. He also conducts seminars cum lectures for various organisations including Temasek Polytechnic, Security Industry Institute (SII), Singapore Customs and Certis CISCO. He is a law trainer for customised courses such as the Diploma in Police Studies and Security Management and the Fire Safety and Security Management courses for the Police and the private sector.
Member, American College of Forensic Examiners Institute.
Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, USA.
Member, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
Member, Law Society of Singapore.
Member, Singapore Academy of Law.