Michael Cockburn

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Michael Cockburn

Michael Cockburn



Michael is a corporate and commercial lawyer who works with a wide array of clients on project financing, mergers and acquisitions, public private partnerships and secured lending transactions. His practice also involves working with scale-ups and innovation companies in the negotiation of research and development agreements, commercialization contracts, corporate governance and securities matters.

Michael has experience on transactions across a variety of industry sectors, including technology, transit infrastructure, renewable energy, and mining, and has represented project sponsors, borrowers, and commercial lenders.

Michael began his legal career with a national law firm in Ontario's Waterloo region.

Professional experience

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J.D., University of Toronto, 2017
M.I.P.P., Wilfrid Laurier University, 2013
B.A. (Hons.), Western University, 2012
  • Ontario 2018

P3 and Project Finance

  • Stage 2 LRT Project – advised the City of Ottawa with the Trillium Line Extension Project and the Confederation Line Extension Project totalling $4.66 billion in investment
  • Energy Services Acquisition Program – advised Public Works and Government Services Canada and the Department of Justice in connection with the $1.03 billion Energy Services Acquisition Program/Energy Service Modernization project
  • Wisokolamson Energy Project – advised Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg in the provision of a credit facility for the construction and operation of an 18 MW wind farm project near Riverside-Albert, New Brunswick
  • Fruta Del Norte – advised Lundin Gold Inc. in the project financing of the Fruta del Norte gold mine project in Ecuador
  • Buritica Gold Mine – RK Mine Finance Master Fund I Limited in connection with Triple Flag Mining Finance Bermuda Ltd's subordinated US$100 million stream facility in the Buritica gold mine project
  • Bloom Lake Mine – advised the lenders in the US$200 million refinancing and ongoing development of the Bloom Lake Iron Mine located outside of Fermont, Quebec
  • Advised a publicly listed Canadian cannabis company with the consolidation and restructuring of credit facilities

Technology and M&A

  • A Canadian technology company with its acquisition by a US-based private equity fund
  • An international private equity fund as part of a $24 million Series B financing for a Canadian technology company
  • Financing of $30 million acquisition of certain Canadian and US corporate governance corporations
  • Ontario Bar Association