Michael J. Bourassa


Bay Adelaide Centre
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
P.O. Box 20
Toronto, ON M5H 2T6


Michael Bourassa is a member of the Global Mining Group and was its co-ordinator from 2004 to 2012. He was named in the 2005-2017 editions of the International Who's Who of Mining Lawyers. Michael was also named by Who's Who Legal as "Mining Lawyer of the Year" in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2017. 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.


  • BSc (Hons), University of Saskatchewan, 1976, Physical Geography
  • LLB, University of Ottawa, 1984

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