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Matthew
S. Kelleher

Associé

Toronto

Contacter par courriel à [email protected]

t. +1 416-601-8274

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Faculté de droit

Université de Western Ontario

Admission au barreau

Ontario, 2002

Matthew is highly regarded for leading sophisticated mergers, acquisitions, and commercial transactions, often for high-profile clients pursuing disruptive change.

Matthew has been repeatedly ranked by Chambers & Partners, a peer-validated guide to the best lawyers in Canada, and is listed in the Canadian Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity.

« ...intelligent, bright, thoughtful lawyer with a lot of good business sense »
Chambers Canada

Clients value Matthew’s extensive experience leading complex and important mergers, acquisitions and other commercial transactions. Matthew is often engaged on high-profile transactions, with particular experience advising clients pursuing disruptive or transformative change within an industry or organization. His matters often involve public and governmental sensitivities or diverse stakeholder interests.

« …very easy to deal with" [and the] “ability to navigate an extremely complex […] process. »
Chambers Canada

Recognized as a key player in high-profile transactions, Matthew represents industry-leading clients, including banks, private equity firms, pension funds, major corporations and mid-sized businesses. Matthew brings the whole strength of the Firm to bear on a clients biggest opportunities and challenges. Some of his representative transactions include:

  • advising Uber in connection with its acquisition of self-driving technology from leading researchers at The University of Toronto, and the formation of its Advanced Technology Group;
  • advising Uber in connection with various strategic matters relating to its Canadian operations and expansion;
  • advising the Government of Ontario in connection with the legalization and retail distribution of recreational marijuana in Ontario;
  • advising Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation on all aspects of its multi-year project to modernize its casino gaming business, including negotiating long-term operating agreements for 28 existing or planned casinos;
  • advising Canopy Growth Corporation in connection with various strategic acquisitions;
  • advising Kraft Foods Group on its $60 billion merger with H.J. Heinz;
  • advising CIBC on its lead sponsorship of the Union-Pearson rail link;
  • advising CIBC on its affinity program with Aeroplan;
  • advising Kraft Foods on the global separation of its grocery and snacks businesses;
  • advising OMERS Private Equity and Berkshire Partners on the $2.1 billion acquisition of an advanced manufacturing business;
  • advising CIBC on the $2.0 billion acquisition of Citibank's Canadian MasterCard business;
  • advising the Lafarge Group in connection with several strategic acquisitions and divestitures; and
  • advising Oxford on the acquisition of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Matthew is an experienced corporate director, currently holding the following roles:

  • Director and member of the Governance Committee of True Patriot Love Foundation, Canada’s national charity supporting military service members, veterans and their families
  • Director of the Invictus Games (Canada), the 2017 host of an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick military personnel, a charitable initiative founded by Prince Harry
  • Director of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, a leading National law firm with over 650 lawyers and offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, New York, and London UK
  • Director of MT>Play a consulting and advisory firm focusses on the Canadian and international gaming, lottery, and e-sports sectors


Matthew obtained his BA in 1997 and an LLB in 2000, both from the University of Western Ontario. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002.