Matthew specialises in EU and UK competition law. He advises on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious competition law matters and ‘FRAND’ standard essential patent licensing disputes.
Matthew has been involved in a number of high-profile, high-value cases for clients in the technology and life sciences sectors. He was a member of the team representing Samsung in the Unwired Planet FRAND litigation and ZTE in the Conversant FRAND litigation and has also been involved in a number of claims issued by IPCom. He regularly advises both SEP holders and implementers in licensing negotiations on topics such as FRAND offer methodology and anti-suit injunctions. Matthew has also acted for Google in abuse of dominance claims and for a pharmaceutical company in a claim involving post-patent expiry royalties.
Matthew is experienced in helping companies respond to investigations and requests for information issued by regulators. He has also worked on a number of merger matters. This has included successfully challenging the government’s attempt to intervene in the sale of a minority stake in the Evening Standard and the Independent to overseas investors, as well as making submissions to the regulator in respect of mergers such as Amazon/Deliveroo.
Matthew regularly advises on competition law issues arising out of distribution, licensing and settlement agreements across all sectors. He also gives advice and training on competition law compliance, and regularly writes for a number of different publications.
- LLB Law, University of Bristol
- Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law, King’s College London
- Qualified 2016
- Admitted in Republic of Ireland (non-practising)
- Higher Rights of Audience (Civil)
What others say
“Matthew Hunt is really smart and super helpful.”Legal 500 2023