Very client-friendly, pragmatic and commercial. He is brilliantly responsive and knows his stuff.”
Matthew is an experienced competition lawyer and advises regularly on matters that involve the intersection between competition law and intellectual property. This includes advising on the application of the competition rules to agreements for the assignment and licensing of trade marks, patents, copyrights, software, know-how and other forms of technology, including to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation. He also assists clients in drafting related commercial agreements.
Matthew also advises on threatened and actual intellectual property disputes, including those concerning passing-off, malicious falsehood, breach of confidence, and infringement of copyright and trade marks.
- The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
- Member of the Brussels Bar (E-list) 2001 – 2011
- UK State Aid Law Association
- Competition Law Association
- Bar European Group
- Procurement Law Association
Qualifications & awards:
- LLB (Hons.) (Nottingham) first class
- LLM (Amsterdam)
- Diploma in Legal Practice (Nottingham Trent)
- Admitted as a Solicitor 1997
- Solicitor-Advocate Higher Courts Civil Proceedings 2014
- University of Nottingham Exhibition 1991
- Reuben C Lipman Scholarship 1992
Matthew accepts instructions from solicitors, overseas lawyers and in-house legal departments on all types of matters.
Matthew is qualified to undertake public access work in appropriate cases, for further information, please visit our Public Access page.
In 2017, Matthew was appointed to the Welsh National Procurement Services Panel for Legal Services, for Administrative Law, International & European Law and Procurement Law.