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Michael Hale
Michael Hale (he, him, his) Associate | Toronto

About Michael

Mike's practice covers all aspects of pensions, benefits and executive compensation law, including plan administration, investment, taxation, governance and design. He advises pension funds and other institutional investors on fund investments, direct investments and co-investments.

In 2023, Mike completed a secondment within the fund management group of a leading power generation company which is responsible for the investment of a large pension fund. He advised the private markets, public markets, and real estate investment teams on investment structures, cross-border taxation, and the pension regulatory issues that arise in connection with investments.

Mike obtained a combined JD/HBA degree from Western University's Faculty of Law and the Richard Ivey School of Business. During law school and business school, he was president of the Ivey Law Club and an active member of the Western Investment Club.

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  • Advised Cerberus Capital Management and Koch Minerals & Trading on their US$1.1-billion acquisition of the PQ Performance Chemicals business of PQ Group Holdings Inc.

  • Advised Great Hill Partners in connection with their US$250-million investment in Auvik Networks

  • Advised Litera Microsystems on its acquisition of Kira Systems

  • Advised various pension clients on plan amendments and restatements, as well as other plan administration matters

Professional Activities

Mike is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.

Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2020
JD, Western University – 2019
BA (Hon.), Ivey Business School, Western University – 2019
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