Matthew Atkey

Matthew Atkey

Toronto: 416.865.7639
Fax 416.865.7380


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

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2008


Matthew's practice focuses on corporate and securities law. 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 various types of public and private M&A transactions including share acquisitions, plans of arrangement and other business combinations. Matthew’s practice has also included advising clients in corporate reorganization and conversion transactions. In addition to his transactional practice, Matthew has been involved in representing a number of emerging biotech and medical device companies in various corporate matters and transactions, including private placements and licensing transactions. Matthew provides ongoing advice on Canadian corporate and securities laws to clients ranging from established public issuers to technology start-ups.

Representative Work

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Chambers Global Practice Guides: Life Sciences

Author, Canada Law and Practice Chapter


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.