Matthew’s deep industry insight and corporate experience help clients in the life sciences industry navigate and effectively execute their transactions.
Matthew regularly assists life sciences clients and other technology-driven enterprises, including companies in the emerging biotech and medical device sectors. His experience is broad, advising issuers, investors and dealers in public and private corporate finance transactions such as venture capital financings, private placements and public offerings, including IPOs. Clients ranging from established public issuers to technology start-ups also seek Matthew’s advice on ongoing Canadian corporate and securities law matters.
Matthew’s transactional work for clients also includes working with acquirers and targets undertaking public or private M&A transactions, including share acquisitions, plans of arrangement and other business combinations. He is also experienced helping life sciences clients with the full spectrum of their commercial agreements, including IP licensing transactions, distribution arrangements, and research and collaboration agreements.
Before joining Torys, Matthew was a senior research assistant at the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, where he led a research project with respect to the Securities Transfer Act. He also assisted with updating the publications Secured Transactions in Personal Property in Canada, Annotated Ontario Personal Property Security Act and Canadian Commercial Reorganization: Preventing Bankruptcy.