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  Matthew Townsend



Matt is a Partner in, and global co-head of, the International Trade and Regulatory Group and advises extensively on a range of global trade and compliance issues including:

International trade law;

Sanctions and export controls;

Anti-bribery policies, due diligence and compliance;

Environmental, health and safety risks;

Chemicals and product regulation;

Climate change and carbon trading;

Nuclear regulation;

Transparency and disclosure requirements;

Business ethics and supply chain controls;

Human rights.

Leading directories note: “If I was putting together a dream team, it would have him in it.” Chambers UK 2018

“Matthew Townsend is ‘very experienced, knowledgeable, and client and business-focused’.” Chambers Europe 2018

“Matthew Townsend is an ‘extremely strong and truly engaging professional adviser’.” Legal 500 UK 2017

Professional qualifications

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1996

Admitted as solicitor, Ireland, 2018

Academic qualifications

BA (Hons), University of Birmingham, 1992

Diploma, Law, The College Of Law, York, 1993

Diploma, Legal Practice, The College Of Law, York, 1994

Published work

Co-editor: "REACH - Best Practice Guide to Regulation 1907/2006" (Hart/Beck)

Contributor: "Project Finance" by G. Vinter (Sweet & Maxwell)

Contributor: "EPC Contracts and Major Projects" by N. Pritchard (Sweet & Maxwell)

Matt is a regular speaker and commentator on business compliance issues.

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