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Baker McKenzie welcomes back partner

Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 2:38 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

After working as an in-house counsel, Matthew Grant has returned to Baker McKenzie, where he once worked as an associate.

Most recently, Grant was at Restaurant Brands International (corporate parent of Tim Hortons), where he advised the company about securities transactions, commercial agreements and restructuring transactions and where he managed public company reporting requirements in the U.S. and Canada. He was also part of the legal team that worked on the merger between Tim Hortons and Burger King.

At Baker McKenzie, Grant is a partner in the Toronto-based North American corporate and securities practice group. During his earlier time with the firm, he focused on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital raising and fund offerings, with an emphasis on private markets.

“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.”

Grant said he is happy to return.

“I'm thrilled to rejoin Baker McKenzie’s esteemed transactional practice,” he said.

He added that, “I look forward to working with my colleagues and drawing on my in-house experience to deliver practical, strategic advice to our clients.”