Matt Cockburn now managing partner at Torys LLP

Matt Cockburn will become managing partner at Torys LLP on April 1, 2020, following the exit, after 22 years, of Les Viner. Cockburn is a leading private equity lawyer and played a central role in building Torys’ private equity group, said Viner in a Torys press release. Cockburn has been on Torys’ executive committee for the last eight years. “I lead by example — I like to think of myself as a very hands-off person who is always there to support people and help them with the initiatives that they want to pursue,” Cockburn told Law Times.