We are delighted to appear in the Chambers UK 2014 guide for intellectual property, as a London-based firm. And we’re proud that Matthew Harris, Waterfront’s Joint Head of Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution, is highlighted as a leading individual.
The Chambers Guides – which have been ranking the best law firms since 1990 – described Waterfront as a boutique IP practice with a flair for handling litigation and a strong reputation in representing technology companies, with clients ranging from market leaders to SMEs.
The guide continues, “The firm punches well above its weight and, in my opinion, is equal to any of the larger firms that it routinely faces on the other side.” It has, “excellent and capable people.”
Matthew Harris is described as an “accomplished lawyer” who focuses his practice on IP litigation. Chambers editorial and research team go on to quote lawyer and client feedback about Matthew. “For domain names and counterfeiting, he’s got the best working knowledge of any solicitor that I know,” said one peer. A client added: “He exhibits a strong sense of business knowledge that complements his industry-leading experience.”
Matthew Harris said: “I’m pleased that we have been recognised for our intellectual property work on behalf of our clients. So it’s great to feature alongside much larger law firms – underlining our city quality advice, without city firm cost ethos.”
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