Michael's practice focuses on international inbound as well as domestic merger and acquisition transactions.
Michael has advised on many of Canada's highest-profile M&A transactions, including BHP Billiton/Potash, CNOOC/Nexen and Onex/WestJet, as well as numerous middle-market transactions. He acts for offerors, targets and significant shareholders on negotiated and unsolicited domestic and cross-border acquisition transactions. He also frequently acts for financial sponsors in both platform and roll-up transactions. Michael also has experience representing special committees of boards in connection with M&A transactions, related party transactions and internal investigations.
Michael served as Practice Group Leader of Blakes Toronto Capital Markets practice from 2013 to 2019 and prior to that was resident in our New York office.