Across domestic and international corporate and capital markets transactions, Mike’s deep deal experience, technical insights and strategic acumen guide organizations through their most significant and complex transactions.
Mike is co-head of Torys’ M&A practice and regularly leads complex transactions, both international and domestic, combining broad experience with creativity and a practical approach to solving problems and effectively closing deals.
Mike’s extensive experience across corporate transactions includes mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, securities offerings and IPOs, private equity transactions, joint ventures and royalty and streaming transactions. He also regularly advises on corporate governance and securities law matters.
With over 20 years of M&A and capital markets experience, Mike has played key roles in significant transactions involving leading companies such as CN Rail, NFI Group, Bombardier, Stelco Holdings, the Aditya Birla Group, China Investment Corp. and many of the leading domestic and international investment banks.
As a Canadian and U.S. qualified lawyer having practiced for a number of years in the firm’s New York office, Mike also brings broad international experience to his practice. He is also one of the key partners involved in Torys’ work with Chinese clients.
With deep industry experience in mining and metals, Michael has acted on a wide variety of matters for clients including Franco-Nevada, Inmet Mining, Pala Investments, Nevada Copper, Americas Gold & Silver, Imperial Metals, McEwen Mining, Zijin Mining, CPP Investments, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, BaseCore Metals and many of the leading domestic and international investment banks.
|2016-2023||Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in energy and natural resources: mining|
|2016-2022||Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in mining: international and cross-border|
|2022-2023||The Legal 500—Leading lawyer in corporate and M&A and energy and natural resources: mining|
|2022||IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Highly regarded in M&A|
|2022-2023||Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate law and mining law|
|2015-2022||The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in corporate finance and securities, mining, mergers and acquisitions|
|2015-2022||Who’s Who Legal—Global and National leading lawyer in mining|
|2009||Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40—One of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40|