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Canadian Securities Administrators Propose Nationally Harmonized Crowdfunding Rules
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Advance Notice By-Laws – A Canadian Shield
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Bitcoin, the OSC and the Retail Asset Management Market
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The Front Door is Open: OSC Panel Reverses Director Decision and Orders the Issuance of a Prospectus Receipt to a Bitcoin Investment Fund
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SEC Sues Canadian Company for Conducting Illegal Token Offering
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ISS Releases 2019 Proxy Voting Guidelines Updates for Canada
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Focus on Substance Over Form - CSA Provides Further Guidance on Token Offerings
June-12-2018

Cryptocurrency in Canada
May-22-2018

Update on Non-Compliant Cryptocurrency Issuers and Exchanges
April-12-2018

Universal Appeal: Pershing Square’s Recent Battle with ADP and its Implications for the Use of Universal Proxy Cards in Canada
February-06-2018

Read This Before Your ICO: Minimizing the Risk of a Securities Token
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ICO Wars: The SEC Strikes Back
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Read this Before Your ICO: Exploring the SAFT Framework for Compliant Token Sales in Canada
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Cryptocurrencies: Further Legal Developments
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Initial Coin Offerings in Canada: The CSA Weighs In
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Proxy Access in Canada: An Opportunity for Innovation
April-10-2017

Changes to Canadian Reporting Requirements for Private Placements in Canada to Become Effective June 30, 2016
June-29-2016

TSX Proposes Amendments to Disclosure Requirements Related to Issuer Websites and Security Based Compensation Arrangements
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Hostile Take-Over Bids in Canada
May-13-2016

CSA Release Proposed Proxy Voting Protocols
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Venture Capital Investing in Canada: Legal Considerations for U.S. Investors
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Takeovers Get a Makeover - A Guide to the New Takeover Bid Regime in Canada
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Amendments to Takeover Bid Rules Alter Canada's M&A Landscape
February-25-2016

Shareholder Activism Defensive Tactics Attract OSC’s Attention
November-20-2015

Proxy Contests in Canada: What U.S. Investors Need to Know
July-01-2015

CSA Reviews Mining Issuers' Investor Presentations
April-10-2015

ISS and Glass Lewis 2015 Proxy Season Guidelines
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ISS Recommends Ouster of Target Directors After Data Breach
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2013 - Canadian Public Mining Mergers & Acquisitions Deal Survey
August-01-2013

Ontario Court Rejects Dissident Shareholders' Attempt to Call Shareholder Meeting
July-25-2013

Nominee Directors and Confidentiality: the Canadian Law Perspective
June-01-2013

Canadian Securities Regulators Propose New Regimes for Shareholder Rights Plans
March-15-2013

Ontario Court Awards Damages Against Underwriter Over Broken Bought Deal
March-08-2013

Industry Canada Announces Availability of Exemption for CBCA Issuers Seeking to Adopt New Notice-And-Access System
March-01-2013

"Show Me the Money…and the Minerals"
January-17-2013

Corporate Finance and Securities: Recent Developments of Importance
January-07-2013

Ontario Securities Commission Considering Crowdfunding and Other New Prospectus Exemptions
December-21-2012

ISS and Glass Lewis 2013 Proxy Season Guidelines
November-23-2012

Michael Partridge

Partner

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Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.5498
Fax:   416.979.1234

Michael Partridge is a partner at Goodmans.

His practice focuses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, venture capital financings and securities law. He also regularly advises boards of directors and activist shareholders on corporate governance matters and proxy contests. 

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

Michael’s experience includes representing:

  • Newmont Mining Corporation in connection with its US$10 billion merger with Goldcorp Inc.
  • Hudbay Minerals Inc. in connection with a proxy contest launched by Waterton Global Resources, Inc.
  • Mandalay Resources Corporation in connection with a public offering of $43 million of subscription receipts and a US$8 million convertible loan
  • CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. in connection with a bought deal public offering of $60 million of senior unsecured notes
  • Apollo Global Management and GSO Capital Partners as sponsors of a comprehensive restructuring and going private transaction involving Mood Media Corporation, effected by way of a plan of arrangement under the CBCA
  • Postmedia Network Inc. in connection with its acquisition of the Sun Media English language newspapers and digital properties from Quebecor Media Inc. for $305 million
  • Apax Partners and Hub International Limited in the US$4.4 billion sale of Hub International by Apax Partners to Hellman & Friedman LLC
  • Kilmer Sports Inc. and Lawrence M. Tanenbaum in connection with the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan's agreement to sell its ownership interest in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd. to BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. for $1.32 billion and the associated increase of KSI's ownership interest to 25%
  • Mason Capital Management LLC in connection with its opposition to Telus Corp’s proposal to collapse its dual class share structure
  • Western Coal Corp. in connection with its $3.3 billion merger with Walter Energy, Inc.

RECOGNITION

Michael is recognized as a leading lawyer in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, private equity and mining by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, for corporate finance and securities by the Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, and by the Lexpert Special Edition on Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining, and for mergers and acquisitions and natural resources law by Best Lawyers in Canada.

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Michael has authored numerous papers and articles in the areas of securities law, mergers and acquisitions and shareholder activism and has presented on these topics as a speaker at various conferences and industry events.

Education Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B. , 1996)
University of Western Ontario (B.A., 1993)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario
Canada Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association