Michael is a Director in our Corporate Group, known for his responsive and high quality legal advice on complex cross-border M&A and venture capital transactions.
Michael’s work is usually mainstream corporate M&A, private equity M&A and venture capital transactions, as well as providing general advice to corporate clients. “I’m passionate about helping clients bring complex transactions to fruition”, he says, “whether that’s advising venture capital or private equity funds or assisting emerging companies to successfully secure the capital they need to grow”.
Michael has a particular interest in the technology sector and notes that sometimes this involves businesses that are light on physical assets, so require a nuanced approach to due diligence and deal execution. His deep understanding of commercial contracts, licences and the intellectual property rights underpinning such business models make Michael well positioned for this work.
Michael finds working closely with his clients to complete challenging acquisitions or to secure vital growth capital that will allow their business to reach the next level incredibly rewarding. “I’m committed to my clients’ success and willing to go above and beyond to ensure that they receive a premium legal service” he says. “I endeavour to ensure that my clients receive high calibre legal advice that allows them to efficiently achieve their commercial aims”.
As well as helping his clients as a trusted advisor, Michael keeps a sharp focus on getting the details right – so that his clients can rest easy, relying on his legal work while delivering on their commercial aims.
On life at Walker Morris, Michael says “having spent much of the first decade of my career at Magic Circle or top tier US law firms in London, Hong Kong and Singapore, I now relish the opportunity to be part of a firm with such a unique offering in the UK market”.
“Mike’s experience and ability has been instrumental for our business (MIGHTY), his understanding and advice in the legal arena is second to none and he consistently goes above and beyond to deliver. Most importantly, he’s a terrific guy to work with!”