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Matthew Cumming








Université Cambridge
Université de Toronto


New York (É.U.), 2005
Ontario, 2003


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Matthew Cumming is a partner in our Business Law Group in Toronto. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance matters.

Mr. Cumming is the co-author of Shareholder Remedies in Canada (LexisNexis Canada, 2009), a leading text on shareholder remedies. Mr. Cumming is also an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he teaches a class on shareholder activism.

Representative public company merger and acquisition transactions in which Mr. Cumming has been involved include the following:

  • Counsel to Maple Group Acquisition Corporation (renamed TMX Group Limited), an entity whose shareholders consisted of five of Canada's largest pension funds, four Canadian bank-owned investment dealers, a leading independent broker dealer, Canada's largest financial co-operative group and a leading Canadian-based financial services group, in connection with its $3.8-billion acquisition of each of TMX Group Inc., The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited, Alpha Trading Systems Inc. and Alpha Trading Systems Limited Partnership, resulting in the creation of a new integrated clearing and exchange group in Canada
  • Counsel to Royal Gold, Inc. in its contested $749 million acquisition of International Royalty Corporation by plan of arrangement
  • Counsel to Borealis Infrastructure Management Inc. in its $2 billion unsolicited take-over bid for Teranet Income Fund
  • Counsel to Integrated Device Technology, Inc. in its acquisition of Tundra Semiconductor Corporation by plan of arrangement
  • Counsel to the special committee of ATS Andlauer Income Fund in connection with the unsolicited insider take-over bid by Andlauer Management Group

The International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 1000 notes that Mr. Cumming "stands out" in the field of M&A. Mr. Cumming is recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in corporate finance and securities. In 2014, he was selected by Lexpert as one of the Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers under 40.

Mr. Cumming regularly acts for both corporate issuers of securities and for the underwriters/investors in private placements and public financings.

Mr. Cumming also serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Centre for Ethics & Corporate Policy. Prior to joining the firm, he clerked for the Honourable Mr. Justice John C. Major at the Supreme Court of Canada and then practised corporate and securities law at a leading New York-based international law firm. He holds a BA from Yale University (1998, Economics), a JD from the University of Toronto (2002, Bronze Medallist), and an LLM in Commercial Law from Cambridge University (2004, First Class Honours).

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