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. He has particular expertise in the areas of public and private equity, streaming and royalty finance and M&A in the mining sector. He 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.
Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in energy & natural resources: mining (2016-2021)
Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in energy & natural resources: mining (2017-2020)
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in mining law (2020-2021)
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in mining (2015-2020); corporate finance and securities (2017, 2020)
Who’s Who Legal—Leading Canadian lawyer in mining (2019-2020)
Memberships and Affiliations
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.