Mike is a partner and manager of the Firm’s Energy Transactions practice section in the Calgary office. He is also the Firm’s national and global Energy sector lead for Canada. Mike's expertise is in the area of energy law. His advice has been sought with respect to oil & gas upstream, midstream and pipeline acquisitions, the structuring of greenfield projects, financing transactions and product sales arrangements. Mike has worked on infrastructure projects in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, the Canadian arctic and offshore areas and South America. Mike has acted in the structuring of three large oilsands joint ventures.
On December 14, 2017, Whitecap Resources Inc. (Whitecap), an oil-weighted growth company based in Calgary, closed the acquisition of high quality light oil assets in southeast Saskatchewan for approximately $940 million, from Cenovus Energy Inc. (Cenovus), an integrated Canadian oil company.
On September 1, 2015, Enbridge Inc. announced the closing of the transfer of its Canadian Liquids Pipelines business, comprised primarily of Enbridge Pipelines Inc. and Enbridge Pipelines Athabasca Inc., and certain Canadian renewable energy assets (the Transaction) to an indirect subsidiary of Enbridge Income Fund (the Fund) for $30.4 billion together with certain Incentive/Performance Rights. A joint special committee (the Special Committee) of the Board of Directors of Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. (EIFH) and the Board of Trustees of Enbridge Commercial Trust (ECT) was formed to review and consider the Transaction, conduct due diligence and negotiate the terms of the Transaction on behalf of EIFH, the Fund and ECT.