Mike is co-head of Torys’ M&A Practice and also co-heads the firm’s Mining & Metals group. He regularly leads complex transactions, both international and domestic, combining broad experience with creativity and a practical, problem-solving approach. Mike focuses on 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. He is one of the key partners involved in Torys’ work with Chinese clients. Mike is a Canadian and US qualified lawyer, having practiced for a number of years in the firm’s New York office.
With over 20 years of M&A and capital markets experience, Mike has played key roles in significant transactions involving leading companies such as NFI Group (New Flyer), Bombardier, Stelco Holdings, the Aditya Birla Group, China Investment Corp. and many of the leading domestic and international investment banks.
Mike has deep experience in the mining & metals sector acting on a broad variety of matters for clients such as Franco-Nevada, Inmet Mining, Pala Investments, Nevada Copper, Americas Gold & Silver, Imperial Metals, McEwen Mining, Nevada Copper, CPPIB, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board, BaseCore Metals and many of the leading domestic and international investment banks.