Michael’s practice is focused on securities, corporate finance, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions in the mining industry.
He advises Canadian and international clients in connection with a wide range of public equity and debt offerings. Michael has represented mining clients in mining asset and stock purchase transactions, the formation of joint ventures and drafting and negotiating mining agreements.
Goliath Resources Limited in connection with the qualifying transaction with Bitumen Capital Inc. and listing on the TSX Venture Exchange.
PetroMaroc Corporation plc in connection with the sale of oil and gas concessions in Morocco to Sound Energy plc.
Gold Candle Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of the Kerr Addison Mine from Kerr Jex Corporation.
Talara Inc. SA in connection with its acquisition of the Bella Vista mine, near Miramar, Costa Rica from B2Gold Corp.
APIC Petroleum Corp. in connection with Plan of Arrangement with Longreach Oil & Gas Limited
Fraser Mackenzie Holdings Inc. in connection with corporate governance and shareholders’ agreement matters
Forrester Resources Inc. in connection with the acquisition of mineral properties in Peru
Treelawn Investment Corp. in connection with certain option agreements entered into with Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc.
Desert Gold Ventures Inc. in connection with acquisition of TransAfrika Belgique S.A.
The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Spider Resources Inc. in connection with takeover bid of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.
Apollo Gold Corporation in connection with its business combination with Linear Gold Gorp. resulting in the formation of Brigus Gold Corp., an emerging gold producer listed on the TSX
Polaris Geothermal Inc. in connection with a plan of arrangement involving the amalgamation of Polaris Geothermal Inc., Western GeoPower Corp. and GTO Resources Inc. and the concurrent acquisition of Ram Power Inc. and the raising of $180 million in equity financing resulting in the formation of Ram Power, Corp., a TSX listed entity.
Aquiline Resources Inc. in connection with the takeover bid made by Pan American Silver Corp.
Apollo Gold Corporation in respect of a US$70 million project facility with Macquarie Bank Ltd. and RMB Resources Inc. for the development of the Black Fox Project and the earlier US$15 million bridge facility obtained by Apollo Gold Corporation from the same parties.
Apollo Gold Corporation in respect of its purchase of the Mill Complex from St Andrew Goldfields for $20 million.
Acted for Goliath Resources Limited in connection with flow through private placement financings.
Acted for The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Boyuan Construction Group, Inc. in connection with a going private transaction.
Acted for Platinex Inc. in connection with various private placement financings and the acquisition of mining properties from Treasury Metals Inc. located adjacent to Platinex’s Shining Tree property in Northern Ontario.
Acted for St-Lucifer Spirits in connection with general corporate and commercial matters.
Acted for Proprint Services Inc. in connection with general corporate and commercial matters