Matthew Atkey

Matthew Atkey

Toronto: 416.865.7639
Fax 416.865.7380


LLB, 2007
MSc (Biology), 2005
McGill University
BSc (Honours), 2002
Queen’s University

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2008


Matthew's practice focuses on life sciences and other technology-driven enterprises, including emerging biotech and medical device companies. With this industry focus, Matthew advises issuers, investors and dealers in public and private corporate finance transactions such as venture capital financings, private placements and public offerings, including IPOs.

Matthew also advises acquirers and targets undertaking public or private M&A transactions including share acquisitions, plans of arrangement and other business combinations. Matthew provides ongoing advice on Canadian corporate and securities laws to clients ranging from established public issuers to technology start-ups. Matthew also advises clients on commercial agreements including IP licensing transactions, distribution arrangements and research and collaboration agreements.

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Professional Involvement

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 updates to the publications Secured Transactions in Personal Property in Canada, Annotated Ontario Personal Property Security Act and Canadian Commercial Reorganization: Preventing Bankruptcy.