Matthew Warr’s professional and educational background has revolved around China and the Australia-China relationship for the past ten years. Matthew currently lives in South China where three main things occupy his time.
As a Legal Consultant at Zhong Lun Law Firm in Guangzhou, Matthew works with a team of Chinese lawyers to provide legal advice and services to foreign companies doing business in or with China in the practice areas of corporate law, foreign direct investment, mergers & acquisitions, labour & employment, intellectual property, criminal defence, and litigation & arbitration.
Matthew is also a Board Director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce (AustCham) South China, a volunteer role which involves working with leading executives from Australia and China to connect, inform and advocate on behalf of Australian businesses in South China, and advance the overall Australia-China business and economic relationship.
In addition to his current professional endeavours, Matthew is also studying an MBA at Peking University HSBC Business School in Shenzhen on a BHP Billiton Australia-China Scholarship.
Through his previous China-related work at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) Beijing, the Confucius Institute at the University of New South Wales, China Policy in Beijing, and the Australian Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, Matthew has developed an in-depth understanding of the business, political and cultural ties that exist between China and Australia.
Matthew holds a Bachelor of Global Studies (Major in Legal Studies) and a Bachelor of Business (First Class Honours) in Management from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), is a former recipient of a Prime Minister’s Australia-Asia Endeavour Award, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.