Michael will remain co-chair of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Mining Law Committee until 31 December 2018, at which time he will become a council member of the IBA’s Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law. He currently serves as vice-chair of the international resource conference of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) to be held in Rio de Janeiro in April 2019. He also served as director of the RMMLF and the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada.
Widely recognised for his mining expertise, Michael has been ranked in several leading legal publications including Chambers Global, Chambers Canada and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. He has also been named by Who’s Who Legal as ‘Mining Lawyer of the Year’ in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2017, and recognised in Who’s Who Legal (compendium edition) for 13 consecutive years (which also recognised Fasken as the ‘Global Mining Law Firm of the Year’ in 2018 for the 10th time – the firm’s fourth consecutive win).