200 Burrard St, Suite 1200, Waterfront Centre, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 2008
Michelle is a partner in BLG's Vancouver office. She has significant experience with highly complex commercial, banking and corporate litigation and arbitration across a range of industries and legal subject matters. Her practice includes defence of high-profile provincial, national and multi-jurisdictional class actions involving credit card insurance products, foreign exchange transaction costs, Ponzi schemes, mutual fund related management fees, alleged defective products, environmental claims, consumer protection claims, privacy breaches, and price-fixing claims. Michelle also has specialized knowledge in a variety of areas, including: competition law, advertising, price-fixing, bid-rigging, consumer protection, banking, corporate governance, plans of arrangement and privacy law. Recognized in the 2022 edition of Benchmark Litigation's Top 100 Women in Canada. Recognized for six consecutive years in the Benchmark Litigation's 40 and Under Hotlist. Recognized in 2022 as a Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40. Recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. Called to the British Columbia Bar in 2008.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. announced that it acquired Lumina Copper Corp. in a cash and share transaction valued at approximately $470 million. The transaction was carried out by way of a statutory plan of arrangement pursuant to the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia). As a result of completion of the transaction, First Quantum now owns the Taca Taca project in Argentina, one of the world's most promising undeveloped copper deposits.