Michael Dixon

Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Calgary

MICHAEL DIXONis a partner in Blakes Litigation Group, where he focuses oncriminal law, anti-corruption and commercial disputes. Michael regularlyassists clients in complex multijurisdictional investigations. He alsoregularly provides advice on domestic and international anti-corruption laws,including advice on gifts and hospitality, client entertainment, travel andother business development practices. Michael was also co-counsel in thesuccessful defence of a multinational company charged with bribery of governmentofficials. Michael also assists clients with their anti-corruption complianceprograms, including policy drafting and review, preparing contractual clauseswith agents and JV partners, and due diligence during mergers &acquisitions. Michael has also acted as defence counsel in a variety ofCriminal Code prosecutions, and acted in proceedings before the ProvincialCourt of Alberta and Court of Queen’s Bench, and a variety of regulatorybodies, including the Alberta Securities Commission. In 2014, Michael wasrecognized as a leading investigations specialist by Global InvestigationsReview's 40 Under 40. Prior to joining Blakes, Michael served as a law clerk tothe Chief Justice and Justices of the Superior Court in Toronto. Michael is amember of both the Alberta and Ontario bars.