Matthew Lees is a partner in Arnold Bloch Leibler’s competition and intellectual property practices. He focuses on achieving outstanding results for clients by understanding their commercial objectives and finding innovative legal strategies and solutions. His clients include leading organisations in the agricultural, chemical, financial services, construction and petrol industries.
After graduating from The University of Melbourne with first class honours in law and a degree in pure mathematics, Matthew joined Arnold Bloch Leibler as an articled clerk in 2003 and was admitted to practice in 2004. After practising broadly in the areas of commercial litigation, competition and consumer law, regulatory investigations, white collar crime and investor class actions, he was appointed a senior associate in 2008 and partner in 2011. Matthew has completed a Masters of Laws, during which he studied economics at Melbourne Business School. His opinions have been reported in the mainstream media on a number of occasions, and he has been recognised by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific in the areas of competition & trade and intellectual property.
On behalf of the firm, Matthew has contributed submissions to numerous government reviews. This includes the ACCC’s review of its cartel immunity policy, the review of the unfair contract terms legislation, the Productivity Commission’s review of intellectual property, and the Competition Policy Review (Harper Review), which recommended a number of Arnold Bloch Leibler’s proposed reforms.