The "excellent" Matthew Bull comes "strongly recommended" by peers in the market. He brings "subject matter expertise and the ability to provide sound tactical and commercial advice" to clients.
Matthew Bull is a partner with the Herbert Smith Freehills’ competition, regulation and trade team in Australia, splitting his time between Melbourne and Brisbane. Matthew has more than 20 years’ experience and advises clients on all aspects of Australian competition and consumer law, including merger clearances, joint ventures and collaborations, access to infrastructure and enforcement.
Matthew has particular experience advising clients active in energy, resources and infrastructure. He advises clients in relation to mergers and acquisitions, access to rail and port infrastructure, economic regulation, joint venture issues and dealings with regulators like the ACCC. For example, Matthew assisted Santos to obtain ACCC merger clearance for its acquisition of Quadrant Energy, advised Yancoal in relation to its acquisition of the Rio Tinto coal business and subsequent joint venture with Glencore and advised a large energy company in the ACCC’s gas market inquiry.
Matthew holds a Master of Law (specialising in competition law) and a Bachelor of Law. He is a member of the Law Council of Australia’s competition and consumer committee, the leading competition policy body in Australia, and the co-editor of the market definition chapter in the leading CCH textbook on Australian Competition Law.