Michael Pickersgill

Michael Pickersgill

Toronto: 416.865.8180
Fax 416.865.7380


LLB, 1997
University of Windsor
BA (Honours), 1993
Queen's University

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1999


Michael practises corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He also advises companies on continuous disclosure, stock exchange matters and shareholder arrangements. Mike is the co-head of Torys’ Mining and Metals Practice. Mike has particular expertise in the areas of public and private equity, streaming and royalty finance and M&A in the mining sector. He recently led the team that assisted in the sale of the largest thermal coal producer in Canada. Mike also regularly advises offshore clients investing in Canadian resource companies.

Representative Work

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Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in energy & natural resources: mining (2017-2019)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in energy & natural resources: mining (2016-2019)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuters’ Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in mining (2015-2018)



Professional Involvement

Michael is an instructor at the University of Windsor Law School, where he teaches the business acquisitions section of the Advanced Business Law Seminar.

Memberships and Affiliations

Michael is a Section Executive for the Ontario Bar Association’s Natural Resources and Energy Law Section. He is also a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and the Prospector’s and Developers Association of Canada.