• VP and Counsel, Government Affairs Europe
  • Qualcomm Inc.

Mathew Heim is Vice President and Counsel in Qualcomm’s Government Affairs team. He has responsibility for IPR, standardisation, licensing and antitrust policy in Europe. He is also involved in advising the company on its international regulatory matters.

Prior to joining Qualcomm in 2009 Mathew spent over a decade providing advice to companies on European or international political, legal and regulatory challenges. In the antitrust sphere, Mathew has advised on Article 101 and 102 investigations in sectors as diverse as mobile roaming, vitamins, bananas, soft drinks and sports media rights. In the field of mergers, he advised on some of the most contentious Phase I and Phase II cases in sectors such as online advertising, technology hardware, business software, music and media, air travel, iron ore, shipbuilding and cruise lines. In addition, Mathew advised on a number of high profile litigation situations relating to competition, free movement, trademark, patents, import bans, human rights, marine and aviation disasters.

Mathew is active in a number of competition policy fora:

  • Vice-Chair of the BIAC Representation to the OECD Competition Committee
  • Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network
  • Advisory Board Member of the Competition Law Forum at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • Advisory Board Member of the Fordham Competition Law Institute
  • Member of the EU Law Group of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Editorial Board Member of the IBA’s Competition Law International

Having read History at Bristol University and Politics at Exeter University, Mathew then read for the Bar (the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn). Mathew also writes and speaks regularly on European policy, law and politics ranging from judicial architecture and fundamental rights to competition and patent law.