Matt Sumpter

Matt Sumpter

Matt Sumpter

Partner, Auckland

Competition & antitrust; Intellectual property

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T:+64 9 357 9075

M:+64 27 531 3919

E:matt.sumpter@chapmantripp.com

Qualifications

BA, LLB (Hons), University of Auckland; LLM (First Class Hons), Gonville and Caius,  University of Cambridge

Admitted

1999 New Zealand; 2011, New South Wales

Matt specialises in intellectual property, competition law and civil litigation. 

Matt is the author of New Zealand's leading antitrust textbook, New Zealand Competition Law and Policy, and writes for the New Zealand Law Journal and other commercial law publications.

He has taught competition law at the University of Auckland for many years at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Matt is recognised as a leading lawyer in competition law and intellectual property in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 and Chambers Asia Pacific 2017.

Recent experience

Matt has:

  • been counsel to six major Hollywood studios securing ex parte civil search orders, asset freezing orders and interim injunctive relief that took down the world's largest online piracy operation, Popcorn Time
  • been counsel to clients in various sectors on market behaviour and cartel investigations launched by the New Zealand Commerce Commission
  • been counsel to Allegion, a global industrial company, successfully defending it in a three-week High Court trial of patent infringement allegations brought by Swedish multinational, Assa Abloy, relating to security product technology
  • acted for clients across the economy on the trade practice law implications of commercial initiatives including joint venture arrangements and contentious acquisitions
  • represented Twentieth Century Fox in copyright litigation over geo-blocking circumnavigation technology, and
  • advised local and multi-national clients on contentious matters arising out of bespoke software developments.

 

Competition & antitrust; Intellectual property; Litigation & dispute resolution

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Technology, media & telecommunications

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