Matthew T. Burgoyne

Matthew T. Burgoyne

Partner, Corporate

Co-Chair: Digital Assets and Blockchain

Contact Information

mburgoyne@osler.com

tel: 403.260.7015

Office

Calgary

Bar Admission

Alberta, 2006

Manitoba, 2005

Education

University of Manitoba, LLB

Language(s)

English

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.

    Prior to joining Osler:

    • Blockchain Venture Capital Inc., the first stablecoin issuer in Canada to partner with a subsidiary of a schedule 1 Canadian financial institution
    • Vendor’s counsel in the sale of EOS Café to a San Francisco based purchaser
    • Alberta’s largest mortgage investment entity in connection with a mortgage investment fund with over $150,000,000 in assets under management
  • University of Calgary Technology Law Association Webinar

    Speaker, Technology Law Career Panel, March 2021

  • Canada Blockchain Consortium Webinar

    Speaker, Santions - Discover How the Long Arm of US Law Can Have Devastating Impact, February 2021

  • Vexxit Business Webinar

    Speaker, The Future of Money: Canadian Digital Currency Law 2020, December 2020

  • Alberta Technology Symposium

    Speaker, Trust in Transactions: Security & Digital Currency Exchanges, April 2020

  • Alberta Technology Symposium

    Moderator, Trust in Transactions: Security & Digital Currency Exchanges, April 2020

  • Alberta Blockchain Summit

    Moderator, Trust in Tokens: Regulating Blockchain Securities, September 2019

  • Bitcoin Rodeo Conference

    Speaker, Financing Blockchain Innovation; The Future of Blockchain Regulation in Canada, March 2019

  • Blockchain & Crypto Business Convention

    Speaker, State of Crypto Law 2018, October 2018

  • Canadian Blockchain Consortium: Director and Chair of legal committee
  • Calgary Crime Stoppers Association: Former President and Director
  • Oxford House Foundation of Canada: Former board member
  • Bishop O’Byrne Housing for Seniors Association: Former board member

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Alberta Securities Commission: New Economy Advisory Committee
  • Canada Blockchain Consortium: Board of Directors, 2020-Present; Head of Legal Committee, 2019-Present
  • Private Capital Markets Association of Canada: Private Lending committee
  • Open Banking Initiative Canada: Working Group

  • "Cryptocurrency and death: Where’s your key?", Concentra Insights, August 2020
  • "Investor Tips for Reading an Offering Memorandum," Private Capital Markets, Winter 2016-2017

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