Matthias Thompson
Matthias 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 continues to be admitted and authorised to practice in New York.


  • Admitted to the NSW Bar 2022
  • Admitted to the Southern District of New York 2017
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of New York 2016
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wale 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

Regional Analyses: Asia, Wind: Projects and Transactions, Global Law and Business (2014).

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.

Understanding the Full Ambit of Compliance Options Under the Carbon Pricing Mechanism, Australian Environmental Review, (2012) 27(7) AE 228.