Matt specialises in intellectual property, competition law and civil litigation.
An expert in commercial law, 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.
Recognised as a leading individual for competition law and intellectual property in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 and as a leading lawyer Chambers Asia Pacific 2020.
- 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.
- Counsel to clients in various sectors on market behaviour and cartel investigations launched by the New Zealand Commerce Commission.
- 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.
- Advised local and multi-national clients on contentious matters arising out of bespoke software developments.