Michael practices investment management and securities law. He focuses in the areas of:
- registrant regulation
- securities compliance
- derivatives registration and documentation matters
- hedge/pooled/private equity funds
Michael advises securities registrants throughout their securities registration and compliance lifecycles, including foreign and Canadian advisers, dealers and fund managers on registration and ongoing securities compliance matters.
He also advises both offshore and domestic hedge and private equity funds on the sale of their product in Canada and the regulatory aspects of private placements.
Additionally, Michael acts for investment funds and other entities that use derivatives, including:
- negotiating the ISDA, futures and other standard documentation
- advising on derivatives regulatory compliance matters