Matthew Hunt


Matthew is an associate in the Competition & EU department.

Matthew has been involved in a number of high-profile cases in the TMT sector. He was part of the team defending Google against an abuse of dominance claim brought by the online mapping company Streetmap, as well as the team representing Samsung in litigation issued by Unwired Planet relating to ‘FRAND’ aspects of standard essential patent licensing. He is currently involved in a number of on-going FRAND disputes, both for SEP holders and implementers.

Matthew has significant experience dealing with the practical issues that arise during litigation, particularly in relation to: confidentiality; privilege; co-ordinating litigation across jurisdictions; and overlapping European Commission investigations, including disputes as to whether claims are follow-on or standalone. He has also spent time on secondment to the in-house litigation team of a leading technology company.

Matthew regularly advises on issues arising out of distribution, licensing and settlement agreements, particularly in the pharmaceutical and TMT sectors. He also gives advice and training on competition law compliance, including on dawn raids. He is a regular contributor to the Bristows’ CLIP Board blog on the interface between competition and IP law, and has also written for publications including the Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, Competition Law Journal, and the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice.


  • LLB Law, University of Bristol
  • Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law, King’s College London
  • Qualified 2016
  • Admitted in Republic of Ireland (non-practising)

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