"Matthew Murphy has extensive experience in the non-contentious intellectual property space, regularly advising clients on licensing and portfolio management matters, in addition to handling the IP aspects of their M&A operations. He offers additional expertise in handling trade mark and patent oppositions and litigation." - Chambers & Partners 2021.
"MMLC Group's Matthew Murphy is recognised by peers for his strategic IP advisory work on behalf of international entities setting up businesses in China. He is particularly well versed in trade mark registrations, invalidation proceedings and brand protection matters." - Chambers & Partners 2020.
"Matthew Murphy of MMLC Group is based in Beijing where he advises international clients on brand protection, trade mark infringement, and patents, with experience also in plant variety right applications. A client comments: "He is obviously highly skilled in relation to IP and TMT matters and is very reliable: he gets the job done, and can handle complicated legal and business matters for us. He gives great guidance."" - Chambers & Partners 2019.
"Boutique firm MMLC Group handles contentious and non-contentious matters for clients in the fashion, technology, and food and beverage industries. Matthew Murphy is recommended for transactional IP, trade mark litigation and brand protection." - Legal 500 2019.
"Boutique firm MMLC Group continued to act for its longstanding clients, which include leading players in the fashion, technology and food and beverage industries, and also received instructions from new clients. The team recently advised one of its repeat clients on a significant criminal IP counterfeiting matter in Eastern China. Matthew Murphy heads the practice, which is based in Beijing." - Legal 500 2018.
"Clients across the technology, automotive, retail and media sectors turn to MMLC Group for advice on IT, licensing, privacy and security issues. Its practice also takes in corporate and commercial transactions and litigation. In 2016, the team advised numerous clients on outsourcing agreements for data processing and call centres. Matthew Murphy is the practice head." - Legal 500 2018.
"MMLC Group excels in handling a wide range of non-contentious IP transactions, including trade mark and patent registration, trade mark licensing and acquisitions. Led by group head Matthew Murphy, it has been advising Gibson Guitar on the registration and enforcement of its trade marks and designs in China. Other clients include Coca-Cola, Gap and General Motors." - Legal 500 2017.
"MMLC Group is often instructed by foreign and domestic clients on the IP and TMT aspects of major M&A. Headed by Matthew Murphy, the team has been advising a number of multinational technology clients regarding online and offline IT and telecoms agreements, including implementation. It also assisted a number of Chinese entities with disputes concerning security and outsourcing arrangements, among other issues. - Legal 500 2017.
"The Australia China Alumni Award for Corporate Achievement recognises Matthew’s significant accomplishments in the Chinese corporate law industry. The prestigious award focusses on success in job performance, as well as contributions to the industry and a commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Matthew graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws in 1993. After specialising in intellectual property, and mergers and acquisitions for several years, he founded the MMLC Group.In addition to his commitment to professional excellence, Matthew has made extensive contributions to the pro bono legal industry, including work for the World Bank Group and the World Justice Project for China. He was the author of the China Legal Aid report for the United Nations Development Program in 2015 and is currently working on a report for the newly founded Amal Clooney Foundation for Justice Project. The MMLC team has also shown a passion for CSR through the support of charities such as World Vision, the Smith Family and UNICEF." - QUT Alumni News 2016.
"MMLC Group is praised as ‘quick, efficient and effective’. The ‘highly intelligent, professional and skilled’ Matthew Murphy leads the group, which is often instructed by large international clients on brand protection, trade mark registration and licensing matters. Ellen Wang is also recommended." - Legal 500 2016.
"Co-founding partner Matthew Murphy of MMLC Group possesses "highly evident expertise in the field." He is noted for his skill in transactional IP, trade mark licensing, brand protection and design registration." - Chambers Global 2016.
"Founding partner Matthew Murphy of MMLC Group has over 20 years' experience of IP work in both China and, Asia Pacific generally. He is well placed to handle IP issues associated with M&A transactions, and wider brand protection." - Chambers Asia Pacific 2016.
"Matthew Murphy of MMLC Group has been practising IP law in China, and in Asia more broadly, for over two decades. A source credits him with being able to "hold clients' hands going into China," providing a comprehensive service. He advises such significant clients as Gibson Guitar, Honda, Coca-Cola and Fannie Mae." - Chambers Global 2015.
"MMLC Group primarily acts for major foreign clients in encryption and regulation issues, and outsourcing agreements, with an increasing focus on online agreements. Matthew Murphy assisted China Culiangwang Beverages Holdings with all IP and TMT issues relating to its $400m acquisition by Coca-Cola." - Legal 500 2016.
"IP boutique MMLC Group fields four partners in mainland China. Key clients include Apple Inc (which it advised on trade mark licensing issues with a Chinese partner), Gibson Guitar and Bacardi. Founding partner Matthew Murphy is recommended for anti-piracy and patent litigation, and is supported by Ellen Wang, Hong Mei and Yu Du." - Legal 500 2015.
"MMLC Group has an impressive mainland China focus, and is particularly strong on highly technical IT-related regulatory issues concerning encryption on VPNs and mobile applications. Matthew Murphy leads the large Beijing-based team." - Legal 500 2015.
"Sources appreciate Matthew Murphy of MMLC Group's responsiveness and communication skills. Discussing a recent matter, one client states: "He was able to negotiate an outcome and draft a very clever agreement that reversed the damage. It was very helpful."" - Chambers & Partners 2015.
"Matthew Murphy is the leading partner at boutique firm MMLC Group and is “outstanding at ensuring that his clients’ needs are always expertly served”. Trademark work is a significant part of his practice, which takes in domain name arbitration, anti-counterfeiting and oppositions for a roster of multinational companies" - Word Trademark Review.
"Matthew Murphy of MMLC Group regularly handles IP transactions as well as other non-contentious work such as trade mark licensing and registration. He also assists clients on litigation and arbitration" - Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2014.
"Matthew Murphy of MMLC Group often handles trade mark registration and anti-counterfeiting work for leading international brands, along with representing them in IP litigations and arbitrations" - Chambers & Partners Global 2014