Michael Waters is a partner in our Securities and Capital Markets Group in our Vancouver office. Michael practices corporate and securities law with particular emphasis on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, investment fund management and corporate governance.
In his M&A practice, Michael advises acquirors and target companies in friendly and hostile takeover bids, plans of arrangements, reverse takeovers and other business combinations.
In his corporate finance practice, Michael represents public and private issuers, underwriters and institutional investors in a wide range of financing transactions, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, private placements and royalty and streaming transactions.
In his investment fund practice, Michael advises Canadian and international investment funds, hedge funds and investment fund managers in connection with the formation, offering and management of retail and exempt investment funds, fund reorganizations and mergers, dealer and advisor registration matters, compliance and disclosure obligations, and fund governance.
Michael is one of the founders of BLG's Startup & GrowTM Initiative, offering legal solutions tailored to entrepreneurs, startups and early-stage companies, primarily in the technology sector. Michael also has considerable expertise the mining sector. Michael is an Adjunct Professor at the Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, teaching Securities Regulation, and co-editor of the Thomson Reuters edition of the British Columbia Securities Act and Rules Annotated.