Michael F.E. Akkawi
Michael F.E. Akkawi
Partner at Torys LLP
(416) 865-8122
(416) 865-7380
79 Wellington St W, Suite 3000, Box 270, TD Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1999 (ON)
Co-head of Torys’ Mining & Metals Practice and partner in the M&A and Capital Markets practices. Focuses on a broad range of corporate, commercial and securities law, with an emphasis on cross-border M&A and corporate finance. One of the key partners involved in Torys’ work with Chinese clients. Represented Franco-Nevada on a number of recent transactions including its US$650-million precious metals streaming financing of the acquisition of the Candelaria mine in Chile and a US$500 million cross-border equity offering. Has also represented China Development Bank on its proposed financing of Minmetals’ bid to acquire Equinox Minerals, China Investment Corporation in its $1.7-billion acquisition of a 17 per cent equity interest in Teck Resources, Hindalco in its US$6-billion acquisition of Novelis and subsequent financing transactions. Ontario Bar, 1998. New York Bar, 2002. LLB, 1996, Queen’s University. BComm, 1993, University of Toronto.
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