Recognition

Recent accolades

  • Chambers Asia-Pacific: Matthews Law ranked as a leading firm – Competition/Antitrust – New Zealand, since 2016
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific: Andrew Matthews named as a leading individual – Competition/Antitrust Band 1 – New Zealand, since 2006
  • GCR 100 – Andrew Matthews, Gus Stewart & Matthews Law featured in the 17th edition of the GCR 100
  • Best Lawyers: Andrew Matthews selected by peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in New Zealand – Competition & Consumer Law, since 2017; and Regulatory Practice, since 2017
  • Best Lawyers in New Zealand: Andrew Matthews named 2016 Auckland Competition and Consumer Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Corporate LiveWire Legal Awards: Andrew Matthews named Competition Lawyer of the Year – New Zealand, 2016
  • Corporate LiveWire Legal Awards: Competition Legal Team of the Year – New Zealand, 2015
  • Corporate LiveWire M&A Awards: Regulations & Access Law Firm of the Year – New Zealand, 2016
  • Corporate LiveWire M&A Awards: Competition Law Firm of the Year – New Zealand, 2015
  • Corporate Insider Legal Awards: Competition Legal Team of the Year – New Zealand, 2017
  • M&A Insider Awards: Competition & Regulatory Law Specialists of the year – New Zealand, 2017
  • APAC Insider Business Elite Awards: Best in TMT law, 2016
  • Acquisition International: Competition Law Firm of the Year – New Zealand, 2014
  • Acquisition International: Cartel Enforcement Law Firm of the Year – New Zealand, 2013
  • Acquisition International: Sustained Excellence in TMT Law – New Zealand, 2015
  • Acquisition International: TMT Specialists of the Year – New Zealand, 2014
  • LawyerIssue Awards: Regulations & Access Law Firm of the Year – New Zealand, 2017
  • International Law Office: Andrew Matthews named exclusive winner, Client Choice award – Telecommunications Lawyer of the Year – New Zealand, 2013
  • Who’s Who Legal: Andrew Matthews included in Who’s Who Legal publications as being among the world’s leading lawyers for Competition, TMT and Transport
  • Who’s Who Legal: Andrew Matthews one of only 2 NZ lawyers included in Who’s Who Legal: Transport – Aviation Regulatory Lawyers 2016
  • Euromoney Expert Guides: Andrew Matthews nominated by in-house counsel and peers to appear in the Competition and Antitrust 2016 guide
  • International Competition Network: NZ non-government adviser (2009 & 2011)

Memberships and directorships

  • New Zealand Law Society
  • International Bar Association
  • Loyola Antitrust Institute (International Advisory Board)
  • American Bar Association – Antitrust Section
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Competition Law & Policy Institute of New Zealand
  • Law & Economics Association of New Zealand
  • New Zealand Association of Economists
Matthews Office
Clients praise him as “undoubtedly one of the top competition lawyers in the country,” and sources highlight his “impressive competition expertise and understanding of commercial strategy”

- Principal Andrew Matthews as described in Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2013)

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