Matthew is the co-head of Osler’s Digital Asset practice. His practice includes private market financings, mergers and acquisitions, secured and unsecured lending transactions, stock exchange listings, regulatory compliance, and securities issues facing the cryptocurrency industry.
Matthew routinely advises national and international clients in digital currency law. He has assisted in the formation of cryptocurrency exchanges and has advised digital token and coin developers, decentralized finance platforms, centralized finance platforms, non-fungible token (“NFT”) issuers, stablecoin issuers, cryptocurrency ATM providers, cryptocurrency miners, cryptocurrency investors, and decentralized autonomous organizations (“DAOs”). Matthew was one of the first Canadian lawyers to act for cryptocurrency companies in Canada and is regularly called to give his opinion to the media on issues relating to cryptocurrency and Canadian law, and has been quoted in Fortune Magazine, Reuters, The Globe and Mail, Bloomberg, The Logic, the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press and has also been interviewed on CBC radio and CBC television. Matthew is also an author on Coindesk.com, the world’s largest cryptocurrency and blockchain news site.
Matthew sits on a variety of advisory boards of his clients and is currently an advisor to the Alberta Securities Commission’s New Economy Advisory Committee.