Michael Dixon is a partner in Blakes’ business crimes, investigations and compliance group. Michael regularly assists clients in complex multijurisdictional investigations. He also regularly provides advice on domestic and international anti-corruption laws, including advice on gifts and hospitality, client entertainment, travel and other business development practices. Michael was also co-counsel in the successful defence of a multinational company charged with bribery of government officials. Michael also assists clients with their anti-corruption compliance programmes, including policy drafting and review, preparing contractual clauses with agents and JV partners, and due diligence during mergers and acquisitions. Michael has also acted as defence counsel in a variety of Criminal Code prosecutions, and acted in proceedings before the Provincial Court of Alberta and Court of Queen’s Bench, and a variety of utilities boards and regulatory bodies, including the Alberta Securities Commission. Prior to joining Blakes, Michael served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice and Justices of the Superior Court in Toronto. Michael is a member of both the Alberta and Ontario bars.