Michael Bourassa is a senior member of the Global Mining Group and was its co-ordinaor for almost 9 years . He was named in the 2005-2009 and 2011 editions of the International Who’s Who of Mining Lawyers which also named Fasken Martineau in 2011 as the number one firm in the world for mining legal expertise for the 6th time. Michael was also named by Who’s Who Legal as “Mining Lawyer of the Year” in 2010 and 2011. He has extensive experience with international mining due diligence issues concerning title, technical matters and environmental risks. He has negotiated and drafted, and advised clients on issues in connection with, public financings, commercial mining agreements (joint venture, option, purchase and sale, royalty, and other mining-related agreements) and litigation support. He has also written articles on corporate social responsibility trends in the mining industry and is a member of the firm’s CSR Practice group. Michael joined Fasken Martineau in 2003.