Michael has a comprehensive corporate and securities practice, regularly advising leading companies and global businesses on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, as well as continuous disclosure, stock exchange matters and shareholder arrangements.
As the head of Torys’ Mining and Metals Practice, Michael has extensive experience in the areas of public and private equity, streaming and royalty finance and M&A in the mining sector. He works regularly with domestic companies and offshore clients investing in Canadian resource companies.
Described by clients as ‘very thought-leading,’ Michael Pickersgill is an experienced transactional lawyer who acts for mining and natural resources companies on a wide range of matters, including financing, IPOs and streaming transactions. Interviewees value his ‘understanding of all aspects of business from a commercial and legal perspective.’
—Chambers Global, 2021
Recognition and Awards
Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in energy & natural resources: mining
Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in mining (international and cross-border)
Best Lawyers in Canada—Mining law lawyer of the year (Toronto)
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in mining law
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in mining, corporate finance & securities and corporate mid-market
Who’s Who Legal—Leading Canadian lawyer in mining
Michael is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, the World Association of Mining Lawyers and the Prospector’s and Developers Association of Canada.