Matthew Grant has returned to Baker McKenzie as a Partner in its North America Corporate & Securities Practice, bringing in-house expertise in public mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.
Based in Toronto, Matthew most recently worked in-house at Tim Hortons/Restaurant Brands International, one of the largest, dual-listed public companies in Canada. During his tenure, he advised the company with respect to a variety of securities transactions, commercial agreements and restructuring transactions and managed public company reporting requirements in the US and Canada. Matthew was also a member of the small in-house legal team that represented Tim Hortons in its merger with Burger King.
"With the appetite for cross-border deal-making on the rise, our practice is focused on further enhancing its transactional services to better serve our clients," said Michael DeFranco, Chair of Baker McKenzie's Global M&A Practice. "Matthew was a standout practitioner at Baker McKenzie and his in-house experience will allow to him to provide unique, business-minded insights as our clients look to grow globally. We are very pleased to have him back."
Before joining Tim Hortons, Matthew spent 10 years as an associate at Baker McKenzie. His practice focused on M&A, capital raising and fund offerings, with an emphasis on private markets.
"Matthew's transactional experience, coupled with his command of Canadian securities law, will be a tremendous asset to our clients as they manage and grow their businesses," said Kevin Coon, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie's Toronto office. "We are delighted to have him rejoin our team."
Added Colin Murray, Baker McKenzie's Managing Partner in North America, "Matthew's decision to return to Baker McKenzie speaks to the strength of our Firm's transactional capabilities and our reputation as a global leader in cross-border M&A. He will be a valuable member of our team as we continue to enhance our services throughout North America."
Matthew received his B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University and his LL.B. from the University of Victoria.
"I'm thrilled to rejoin Baker McKenzie's esteemed transactional practice," Matthew said. "I look forward to working with my colleagues and drawing on my in-house experience to deliver practical, strategic advice to our clients."
A Recognized and Growing Transactional Practice
Baker McKenzie is one of the world's most active transactional law firms, handling more cross-border deals than any other law firm in the world. Over the last decade, Thomson Reuters has ranked the Firm No. 1 for cross-border M&A by volume.
The Firm has recently accelerated the growth of its transactional practice in North America, having added 20 transactional partners in the last two years.