Michael Pede

Michael is a member of Osler’s Corporate Group. His practice focuses on corporate finance and securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general corporate matters. Michael’s experience also includes energy transactions.

Michael received his JD from the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with distinction. Prior to law school, Mike completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Victoria. Following his undergraduate degree, he worked at a small Calgary-based accounting office for five years.

Representative Work

  • Xero

    Xero in its acquisition of TaxCycle

  • M12

    M12 in Private AI’s $3.15 million seed funding round

  • A significant equity sponsor of Black Swan Energy

    A significant equity sponsor of Black Swan Energy in its $1.1 billion acquisition by Tourmaline

  • Genesis Fertilizers

    Genesis Fertilizers in its partnership formation and equity capital raise to develop a 700,000 metric tonne urea plant and six distribution facilities in Western Canada at an estimated $1.7 billion

Latest Insights

  • Blog Sep 28, 2021

    Opportunity knocks: lithium and graphite development in Canada

    Global electric vehicle usage is expected to increase dramatically in the coming years in support of the transition to a clean energy environment. Osl...

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  • Blog Jul 9, 2021

    Federal government launches first call for proposals under the Clean Fuels Fund

    The federal government recently invited proposals to build new domestic production capacity under the $1.5-billion Clean Fuels Fund. In their blog, Os...

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  • Osler Update Jun 10, 2021

    Amendments to reduce certificate requirements for Alberta limited partnerships now in force

    The Amendments also address the applicability of the laws of other jurisdictions to limited partnerships registered as extra-provincial limited partne...

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  • Blog Dec 23, 2020

    Alberta Court of Appeal upholds pre-certification stays of duplicative class proceedings

    On November 27, 2020, the Alberta Court of Appeal issued its decision in Ravvin v Canada Bread Company, Limited, and upheld a stay of two pro...

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    Alberta Court of Appeal upholds pre-certification stays of duplicative class proceedings
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Community Involvement

  • Pro Bono Students Canada, Campus Legal Services, 2019-2020
  • Pro Bono Students Canada, RADIUS Saskatoon, 2018-2019



  • University of Saskatchewan, J.D.
  • University of Victoria, B.A.


  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association - Alberta Branch