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Chambers & Partners 2016 recognises Waterfront’s intellectual property and corporate expertise

Oct 30, 2015

Once again, we’re pleased to have been featured in the Chambers & Partners legal directory for intellectual property. This year, Head of Corporate, Matt Cunningham has also been recognised in the guide, which ranks the world’s best lawyers and law firms.

Chambers UK 2016 describes Waterfront as a, “Dynamic technology-focused firm acting for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as more established global brands.” The guide goes on to highlight the intellectual property team’s, “particularly formidable reputation for litigation,” and quotes clients who describe us as “real experts”.

Joint Heads of Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution, Piers Strickland and Matthew Harris are both highlighted as ‘notable practitioners’. Piers is described as, “a solicitor advocate with a strong track record in actions before the High Court and IPEC.” With clients adding that, "He offered clear, reassuring and pragmatic advice and delivered the outcome we had hoped for." Matthew is summarized as handling, “a wide variety of contentious and commercial IP matters but is best known as a litigator.” The guide quotes a source, who notes, "I found his level of skill outstanding and I would certainly use him again."

This year for the first time, Matt Cunningham’s role as a venture capital expert has been highlighted, with Chambers & Partners referencing his specialism, “representing entrepreneurs in the technology sector.” The guide notes Matt, “garners extensive praise from clients, who appreciate his ‘keen eye for detail’ and ‘great understanding of the particularities of our business’."