Matthew, a member of the firm's Executive Committee, practises corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on private equity and mergers and acquisitions. Matt acts for a wide variety of private equity firms and pension funds, advising on all aspects of their investment activities. He has advised on public takeover bids, plans of arrangement, and private acquisitions and divestitures. Matt also has significant experience in the corporate finance area, advising issuers and underwriters on public and private offerings of debt and equity securities. His experience spans the full spectrum from advising on early-stage investments to multi-billion dollar acquisitions.
Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate/commercial, Ontario; private equity: buyouts (2016-2020)
Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in corporate/M&A (2011-2019) and private equity: buyouts (2018-2019)
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate law, M&A law, private funds law (2010-2020)
Legal Media Group/Euromoney’s IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Highly regarded Canadian lawyer in corporate and M&A (2013-2019)
The Legal 500 Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate and M&A (2019)
Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate finance and securities (2013-2019)
Lexpert/Thomson Reuters’ Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in mergers & acquisitions (2008-2019); corporate finance & securities (2009-2019); private equity (2010-2018); corporate commercial law (2014-2019)
Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer?—Leading Canadian lawyer in private equity: buyouts (2010-2012)
Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide—Up and coming lawyer in corporate and in M&A (2008-2010)
Lexpert/Thomson Canada’s Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Up-and-coming practitioner in private equity (2007)
Lexpert/American Lawyer Media’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—One of Canada’s 40 corporate lawyers to watch (2006)
Lexpert, November/December 2006—One of Canada’s top 40 lawyers under 40
Lexpert, November 2004—One of Canada’s top 40 lawyers under 40
Memberships and Affiliations
Matthew is part of the CVCA (Canadian Private Equity Trade Group).