Michael has more than 15 years of experience in banking and financial services law, with a particular specialization in corporate and commercial finance. His practice is focused on the areas of banking, syndicated lending, leveraged finance, project finance, and mergers & acquisitions. Michael regularly advises Canadian and foreign financial institutions and borrowers with respect to the structuring and negotiation of syndicated loan transactions, acquisition financings, take-over bid financings, leveraged buyouts, corporate reorganizations, workouts and mergers & acquisitions. Some transactions Michael has been involved with include representing the arrangers and lenders in connection with recent acquisition transactions, including First Quantum's acquisition of Inmet, Plazacorp's acquisition of KeyREIT, Birch Hill's acquisition of Soft Choice, Harry Winston's acquisition of BHP's diamond assets, CGI Group Inc.'s public take-over of Logica plc, Canaccord Financial Inc.'s public take-over of Collins Stewart Hawkpoint and Intact Financial Corporation's acquisition of AXA Canada.
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