Michael is a partner who advises public and private companies and entrepreneurs on public takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, reverse takeovers, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and reorganisations and IPOs.
Michael advises clients in a broad range of sectors including agriculture, consumer goods and services, energy, financial services (including corporate finance, broking), investment vehicles, life sciences, manufacturing, mining, real estate and natural resources.
The capital markets side of Michael's practice is largely represented by issuers, particularly those admitted to the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange and the ISDX Growth Market. He has acted on numerous UK and international flotations, reverse takeovers, placings, open offers and dual listings (including Canada, Johannesburg and Australia) as well as providing day-to-day advice on regulatory and corporate governance matters. Michael has also advised on IPOs on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market (premium and standard segments of the official list). The M&A side of Michael’s practice is focused on the SME market with a focus on public and private acquisitions and asset transactions, joint ventures, share buybacks and other corporate reorganisations.
Michael has a BA LLB degree from Rhodes University in South Africa and qualified as a legal practitioner in Zimbabwe before qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2001.