Matthias Thompson

Matthias ThompsonMatthias Thompson

Matthias accepts briefs in all areas of the law.

Before being called to the Bar, Matthias was an Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, where he worked on a wide range of matters in the areas of class actions, securities, white collar crime, antitrust, product liability and general commercial litigation.  Prior to that, he was an Associate at Baker & McKenzie in Sydney where he worked in the Energy, Resources, Infrastructure and Corporate group as well as the Climate Change group.

Matthias holds a Master of Laws from Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) and Bachelor of International Studies (Dist) from the University of New South Wales.

Matthias is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the NSW Bar Association.

Recent Cases

Admissions and Appointments
  • Admitted to the Bar: 2022
  • Admitted to the Southern District of New York 2017
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of New York 2016
  • Admitted as a Legal Practitioner (New South Wales): 2013
  • LLM Columbia Law School: 2015
  • LLB (First Class Honours) UNSW: 2012
  • BInSt UNSW: 2012
  • Institut d’Etudes Politiques Paris (Sciences Po) Exchange Program (International Relations): 2010
Practice Areas
Commercial Law
Commissions & Inquiries
Competition & Consumer Law
Corporations Law
International Law
Planning & Environment
Public Law
Representative Proceedings
  • Matthias Thompson et al, ‘Regional Analyses: Asia’ in Munir Hassan and Cameron McKenna (eds), Wind: Projects and Transactions (Global Law and Business 2014) 189
  • Matthias Thompson et al, ‘Enforcement of Consumer Protection Laws in relation to Carbon Claims in Australia’ International Network for Environmental Compliance & Enforcement (INECE) Report: Compliance Strategies to Deliver Climate Benefits, September 2013
  • Matthias Thompson et al, ‘Understanding the Full Ambit of Compliance Options Under the Carbon Pricing Mechanism’ (2012) 27(7) Australian Environmental Review 228