- Head of Banking
Michael is the head of the firm’s Banking unit and is recognised for his experience in advising banks and corporate borrowers on all aspects of corporate banking and acquisition finance. He has particular expertise in both bilateral and syndicated transactions including acquisition and property finance and development funding and restructuring.
Michael also specialises in non-contentious corporate recovery and restructuring work and advises lenders, insolvency practitioners and corporate clients in relation to insolvency issues. He is named in Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and Best Lawyers, as a leading individual and is listed in Legal Experts for both his banking and insolvency expertise. The Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession states that “he is superb. Technically very strong, very commercial and pleasant to deal with” and Acritas Stars client feedback commends Michael for “attention to detail, being easy to work with, always available when you needed him, very knowledgeable, and very pragmatic”.
Endorsed by ‘The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom’ directory for banking & finance law and insolvency & restructuring law.
In their words
"In every transaction there are inevitably junctions in the road where taking the wrong course can lead to disaster. I see my job as understanding the pitfalls on each path, alerting my clients to those pitfalls and their potential effect in good time and guiding them in the right direction. That is what I do."