Michael H. Taylor* 

Co-Chair, B.C., China Practice Group, Co-Chair, US Securities
Vancouver  t: 604.691.7410  |  e: michael.taylor@mcmillan.ca

Michael H. Taylor*

Vancouver
Royal Centre, Suite 1500
1055 West Georgia Street, PO Box 11117
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4N7

t: 604.691.7410
e: michael.taylor@mcmillan.ca

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Michael Taylor is a key partner in the Capital Markets Group in McMillan's Vancouver office. Michael has unique cross-border expertise with experience listing and financing public companies in Canada, the United States and Hong Kong. Michael advises a broad range of technology, industrial and resource companies that are traded in Canada on the TSX and TSX Venture Exchanges, in the United States on the NYSE MKT, NASDAQ and NYSE, and in Hong Kong on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Mainboard. Michael's experience over 20 years of representing publicly traded companies includes:

  • advising on all stages of the "going public" process, from corporate organization through to public trading
  • completion of prospectus and private placement offerings under Canadian and U.S. securities laws
  • assisting issuers with ongoing continuous disclosure obligations under Canadian and U.S. securities laws
  • stock exchange listing applications and ongoing compliance with exchange listing regulations
  • completion of mergers, acquisitions and "reverse takeover" transactions
  • advising on corporate governance and Sarbanes-Oxley issues

Representative Matters

Canadian Practice

  • Lead counsel to Merus Labs International Inc. in connection with:
    • $27 million private placement of subscription receipts in March 2016 and related qualifying prospectus supplement
    • $180 million debt financing in February 2016 in connection with product acquisitions
    • $63 million bought deal prospectus offering in May 2015
    • $7 million acquisition of Dacha Strategic Metals in 2014
    • $10 million preferred share financing in 2014 <br>o $54 million bought deal prospectus offerings in 2014
  • Lead counsel to McorpCX in connection with its January 2016 listing on the TSX Venture Exchange and related $3.0 million private placement
  • Lead Canadian counsel to Uranerz Energy in connection its listing on the TSX in 2007 and an aggregate of over US$40 million cross-border (MJDS) public offerings from 2009 to 2014
  • Team leader on Century Iron Mines' listing on the TSX in 2011 with related $110 million private placement financings and investments by WISCO International Resources and Minmetals

U.S. Cross Border Practice

  • Lead U.S. counsel to Great Panther Silver Limited in connection with:
    • US$29.9 million bought deal prospectus offering under Form F-10 base shelf registration statement completed in July 2016
    • US$10 million "at-the-market offering" under Form F-10 base shelf registration statement completed in May 2016
  • Lead U.S. counsel to Northern Dynasty Minerals in connection with:
    • $17.1 million prospectus offering of Units in June 2016 under Form F-3 base shelf registration statement
    • $15.0 million private placement offering of Special Warrants in September 2015, including Form F-3 registration statement for secondary sales of common shares by U.S. investors 
    • $15.5 million private placement offering of Special Warrants in December 2014, including Form F-3 registration statement for secondary sales of common shares by U.S. investors
  • U.S. securities counsel to Auryn Resources Inc. in connection with a $15 million bought deal prospectus offering completed in May 2016
  • Lead counsel to Uranerz Energy Corporation in connection with its US$115 million merger with Energy Fuels Ltd. in 2015
  • Listing of Tahoe Resources on the NYSE in 2012
  • Listing of Primero Mining on the NYSE in 2011

China Practice

  • Lead counsel for Century Iron Mines in connection with the $80 million investments by WISCO International Resources in Century's Attikamagen and Sunny Lake joint ventures in 2012 and 2013
  • Underwriter's Canadian counsel to Citigroup Global Markets Asia and BOC International, joint book runners and lead managers, in connection with the listing of China International Gold on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2010 with related US$309 million global offering and US$742 million mining property acquisition

Publications

Les ACVM précisent leur position selon laquelle les émissions de cryptomonnaies sont assujetties à la législation en valeurs mobilières et à leur pouvoir de surveillance
关于新兴市场发行人多交所发布咨询草案
Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange Issue Joint Consultation Paper on Emerging Market Issuers
Hong Kong Dual Listings by Canadian Public Companies

News

McMillan cité 114 fois dans le répertoire Best Lawyers in Canada 2021
71 avocats de McMillan nommés dans l'édition de 2020 du répertoire Best Lawyers in Canada
65 avocats de McMillan sont nommés dans l'édition 2019 de Best Lawyers in Canada
65 avocats de McMillan sont nommés dans l'édition 2019 de Best Lawyers in Canada
West Fraser réalise l'acquisition de Gilman Building Products
West Fraser réalise l'acquisition de Gilman Building Products
Margaret McNee reconnue avocate de l'année dans la catégorie fonds communs de placement, aux côtés de 58 avocats de McMillan, dans l'édition 2018 de Best Lawyers in Canada
Margaret McNee reconnue avocate de l'année dans la catégorie fonds communs de placement, aux côtés de 58 avocats de McMillan, dans l'édition 2018 de Best Lawyers in Canada
L'édition 2017 du Best Lawyers in Canada souligne l'expertise de 59 avocats de McMillan
OTC Markets Group confère à McMillan la qualité de conseiller DAD et PAL
Dans sa 10e édition, Best Lawyers in Canada souligne l'expertise de
60 avocats de McMillan
Les Mines de Fer Century reçoit le Prix d'or d'excellence en affaires 2014, dans la catégorie de l'investissement chinois au Canada
Des avocats de McMillan figurent dans l'édition 2015 de Best Lawyers in Canada
America's Canadian PAL: Michael Taylor comments on McMillan's opportunity to serve as a Principal American Liaison (PAL)
Quarante-neuf avocats de McMillan figurent dans l'édition 2014 de Best Lawyers in Canada
47 McMillan lawyers recognized in the 2013 Best Lawyers in Canada
50 McMillan Lawyers recognized in the 2012 Best Lawyers in Canada

Education

  • University of Victoria, LLB - 1990
  • University of Alberta, B.Sc. (Chemical Engineering) - 1987

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Nevada bar - 2000
  • Barreau de la Colombie-Britannique - 1991

Practices

financement des entreprises
inscriptions en bourse
premiers appels publics à l'épargne et inscriptions boursières alternatives
titres américains
acquisitions et désinvestissements
opérations négociées
communication d'information au public
gouvernance d'entreprise
Cryptomonnaies et chaîne de blocs

Industries

exploitation minière
télécommunications
technologies de l'information
sciences de la vie

Awards & Rankings

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in Canada 2011 - 2019 as a leading lawyer in Securities Law
  • Listed in The Legal Media Group - Guide to Leading Practitioners: China - Mergers & Acquisitions 2011

Media Mentions

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Michael Taylor is a key partner in the Capital Markets Group in McMillan's Vancouver office. Michael has unique cross-border expertise with experience listing and financing public companies in Canada, the United States and Hong Kong. Michael advises a broad range of technology, industrial and resource companies that are traded in Canada on the TSX and TSX Venture Exchanges, in the United States on the NYSE MKT, NASDAQ and NYSE, and in Hong Kong on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Mainboard. Michael's experience over 20 years of representing publicly traded companies includes:

  • advising on all stages of the "going public" process, from corporate organization through to public trading
  • completion of prospectus and private placement offerings under Canadian and U.S. securities laws
  • assisting issuers with ongoing continuous disclosure obligations under Canadian and U.S. securities laws
  • stock exchange listing applications and ongoing compliance with exchange listing regulations
  • completion of mergers, acquisitions and "reverse takeover" transactions
  • advising on corporate governance and Sarbanes-Oxley issues

Canadian Practice

  • Lead counsel to Merus Labs International Inc. in connection with:
    • $27 million private placement of subscription receipts in March 2016 and related qualifying prospectus supplement
    • $180 million debt financing in February 2016 in connection with product acquisitions
    • $63 million bought deal prospectus offering in May 2015
    • $7 million acquisition of Dacha Strategic Metals in 2014
    • $10 million preferred share financing in 2014 <br>o $54 million bought deal prospectus offerings in 2014
  • Lead counsel to McorpCX in connection with its January 2016 listing on the TSX Venture Exchange and related $3.0 million private placement
  • Lead Canadian counsel to Uranerz Energy in connection its listing on the TSX in 2007 and an aggregate of over US$40 million cross-border (MJDS) public offerings from 2009 to 2014
  • Team leader on Century Iron Mines' listing on the TSX in 2011 with related $110 million private placement financings and investments by WISCO International Resources and Minmetals

U.S. Cross Border Practice

  • Lead U.S. counsel to Great Panther Silver Limited in connection with:
    • US$29.9 million bought deal prospectus offering under Form F-10 base shelf registration statement completed in July 2016
    • US$10 million "at-the-market offering" under Form F-10 base shelf registration statement completed in May 2016
  • Lead U.S. counsel to Northern Dynasty Minerals in connection with:
    • $17.1 million prospectus offering of Units in June 2016 under Form F-3 base shelf registration statement
    • $15.0 million private placement offering of Special Warrants in September 2015, including Form F-3 registration statement for secondary sales of common shares by U.S. investors 
    • $15.5 million private placement offering of Special Warrants in December 2014, including Form F-3 registration statement for secondary sales of common shares by U.S. investors
  • U.S. securities counsel to Auryn Resources Inc. in connection with a $15 million bought deal prospectus offering completed in May 2016
  • Lead counsel to Uranerz Energy Corporation in connection with its US$115 million merger with Energy Fuels Ltd. in 2015
  • Listing of Tahoe Resources on the NYSE in 2012
  • Listing of Primero Mining on the NYSE in 2011

China Practice

  • Lead counsel for Century Iron Mines in connection with the $80 million investments by WISCO International Resources in Century's Attikamagen and Sunny Lake joint ventures in 2012 and 2013
  • Underwriter's Canadian counsel to Citigroup Global Markets Asia and BOC International, joint book runners and lead managers, in connection with the listing of China International Gold on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2010 with related US$309 million global offering and US$742 million mining property acquisition
29 Août 2012
47 McMillan lawyers recognized in the 2013 Best Lawyers in Canada(seulement disponible en anglais)
3 Octobre 2011
50 McMillan Lawyers recognized in the 2012 Best Lawyers in Canada(seulement disponible en anglais)