Michael is a Senior Partner who practises in the areas of banking, acquisition finance and project finance. Regularly advises on cross-border financings. Recent transactions include financings of oil sands projects, conventional oil and gas reserves, refineries, pipelines and power-generating assets. He was lead counsel in connection with the establishment of syndicated credit facilities for each of Suncor Energy Inc., Husky Energy Inc., Encana Corporation, Nexen Inc., Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Baytex Energy Ltd., Athabasca Oil Corporation, Crew Energy Inc., TransCanada PipeLines Limited, Enbridge Inc., Enbridge Income Fund, TransAlta Corporation, Rangeland Pipeline Company, Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc. and Fording Coal; lead counsel to the lenders financing the $8.5-billion Sturgeon County refinery being developed by North West Redwater Partnership; and lead counsel to the lenders in connection with the establishment of credit facilities in favour of Wolf Midstream Inc. to finance (on a project financing basis) its acquisition of a 50 per cent ownership interest in the Access Pipeline from Devon Energy Corp. for $1.4-billion.
Year Called to the Bar:
1986 (AB); 1988 (ON)
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Banking & Financial Institutions