We are a specialist competition law firm. We are experts in antitrust law, economic regulation and marketing law.
Our strengths are:
- Understanding policy, law and economics, and commercial realities
- Offshore exposure and extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional matters
- Significant experience achieving successful outcomes in most sectors
We offer a direct, conflict-free, specialist service. As a niche player we are focused, collaborative and flexible.
Our firm understands that legal issues are only part of the picture. We strive to add value by knowing what’s important – by understanding our client’s objectives and their industry, to ensure that the legal strategy advances the broader strategy.
Our experience and grasp of broader commercial imperatives assists us in serving our clients. We take pride in being commercial, pragmatic and getting results.
Our advice supports a range of entities, including those listed on the NZX, ASX, NASDAQ, HKEX and LSE. Leading domestic and international law firms, as well as major accounting firms, regularly instruct us. Senior managers, including in-house legal teams and board members, also instruct us directly.
We are recognised market leaders. Founder Andrew Matthews had over 20-years’ experience dealing with competition authorities in New Zealand, the UK and EU before founding Matthews Law in 2013. Previously he headed Minter Ellison Rudd Watts’ Competition and TMT teams, where he worked with colleagues Nicko Waymouth and Gus Stewart. Our team also has “in house” experience with leading New Zealand businesses.