Michael Whitcombe is a senior partner, chairman board of partners, and co-Chair of the Private Equity Practice. Since 2013, Michael has been recognized as one of Canada’s leading business lawyers in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Mid-Market. Principally practises in the areas of negotiated merger and acquisition transactions (domestic and cross-border), private equity investments, strategic alliances, complex commercial arrangements and corporate governance. Regularly advises medium and large corporations (both domestic and international) and their boards of directors in connection with their operations throughout Canada. Has significant industry experience in pharmaceutical, automotive, manufacturing, distribution, service, entertainment, hospitality and tourism sectors. Director of a number of Canadian corporations including Porsche Cars Canada Limited. Honorary Solicitor for The Arthritis Society, Chair of the Oakville Community Foundation and a Director of the MLSE LaunchPad – Youth Centre for Sport Development. Holds a degree in Business Administration in addition to his LLB and LLM. Called to Ontario Bar, 1987.