Michael’s practice focuses on corporate and international tax planning, regularly advising Canadian and foreign-based multi-national groups on a variety of matters, including financing, mergers and acquisitions and natural resource taxation. He also has considerable experience in handling tax controversy issues in Canada and a number of other countries. In this regard, Michael has appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal, Tax Court of Canada, the superior courts of British Columbia and Ontario, and the Revenue Tribunal of the United Republic of Tanzania. Michael has developed a widely-recognized expertise in issues involving the mining industry, and regularly advises a number of Canadian and foreign-based multinational mining companies. In addition to his transactional experience (which has involved everything from complex acquisitions and divestitures to metal stream financing transactions), Michael has counseled both taxpayers and governments on legislative and tax policy matters relating to the mining industry. Michael also acts for a number of large multi-national companies in a broad range of industries including aerospace and defence, paper and household products, pharmaceuticals, financial services, nuclear and hydro power, and real estate.