His practice spans a wide range of corporate, commercial, capital market and financing transactions and covers both public (AIM, Official List and ISDX) and private companies, financial sponsors and acting for investors and investee companies alike.
Much of his work has involved cross-border transactions and a variety of financing structures (both equity and debt) and includes private equity, venture capital, investment, joint venture and collaboration agreements as well as IPOs, M&A and takeovers (public and private).
Michael has worked in a variety of sectors, particularly life sciences and natural resources, on a wide variety of transactions, including IPOs, M&A, bond issues, reverse takeovers, schemes of arrangement, share capital reductions, private placements and subscription agreements as well as acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, re-financings and reorganisations.
Michael’s aim is to provide practical advice by establishing a close relationship with clients, and having been in-house (in the oil and gas sector) he places special emphasis on focusing on balancing the commercial realities of a transaction to fit within the relevant legal framework.
Michael is married and has two primary school aged children (and accordingly a new found interest in early Saturday morning ballet and ice-skating classes). He enjoys spending time with his family and any spare time he currently has is spent on his MBA studies.