Mike is a partner in the Blakes Energy Group, recognized as a select top-tier energy practice in Canada by numerous ranking agencies, and is also Chair of the Blakes Asia Region initiative. He provides strategic corporate and energy advice to Canadian and international oil & gas companies, and has extensive experience negotiating, structuring, advising and opining on all aspects of conventional and unconventional oil & gas matters. He has in depth knowledge of the Canadian oil sands, liquefied natural gas, marketing in Canada, midstream and infrastructure issues, joint ventures, and the acquisition and divestment of assets and corporations. Mike is a director of a number of public and private companies and has extensive experience with a variety of business issues, including corporate strategy, M&A transactions, compensation and corporate governance matters. Mike has presented several papers to the Canadian Petroleum Law Foundation, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen, the Petroleum Joint Venture Association and the Natural Resources Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association. Mike is a member of The Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Petroleum Joint Venture Association and the Calgary Petroleum Club.