Mike's focus is on:
- Asset and share acquisitions, mergers and divestitures
- Corporate reorganizations
- Negotiating and drafting commercial agreements
- Corporate governance
- Corporate and asset due diligence
- General corporate and commercial matters
Mike also advises on energy sector asset and share acquisitions and dispositions, oil and gas-related agreements, and international energy transactions and projects.
Mike is a member of the Board of Directors of the Calgary Roadrunners Club.
- Member, Law Society of Alberta
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Calgary Bar Association
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P's $6.8 billion acquisition of Inter Pipeline Ltd.
Counsel to Inter Pipeline Ltd. in its acquisition by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement for $6.8 billion.
Greenfire Acquisition Corporation acquisition of Japan Canada Oil Sands Limited
Counsel to Greenfire Acquisition Corporation in its acquisition of all of the shares of Japan Canada Oil Sands Limited, which has a working interest in the Hangingstone facility in Alberta, for an undisclosed amount.
Tourmaline Oil Corp.'s $205 million acquisition of assets from Saguaro Resources Ltd.
Counsel to Tourmaline Oil Corp. in the $205 million strategic acquisition of 50% of the assets of Saguaro Resources Ltd. in the Laprise-Conroy North Montney area of British Columbia. The companies entered into a joint venture agreement to develop the assets, with Tourmaline operating the joint venture and related facilities.
ARC Resources Ltd.'s $8.1 billion combination
Counsel to ARC Resources Ltd. in its $8.1 billion strategic Montney combination with Seven Generations Energy, resulting in ARC becoming Canada's largest condensate producer, third-largest natural gas producer and sixth-largest upstream energy company.
January 31, 2023
Incentives for CCUS in Alberta
January 4, 2023
Financier Worldwide: Regulatory framework for CCUS in Alberta
June 16, 2022
The Government of Canada enacts Offset Regulations: here's what you need to know
December 7, 2021
The circle of (asset) life: AER implements new life cycle management directive
June 22, 2021
Alberta’s new focus on critical minerals
April 20, 2021
Digitization in the energy industry – the machine learning revolution
February 4, 2021
Artificial intelligence in the Canadian oil patch
January 15, 2021
Hot rocks: is an Alberta geothermal energy industry more than just hot air?
July 30, 2020
Alberta introduces mandatory abandonment spending and new liability management framework
June 23, 2020
CSA amendments to at-the-market offering rules provide flexibility to Canadian issuers
April 28, 2020
Federal and Provincial Government assistance for Canada’s oil and natural gas industry
April 17, 2020