Michael has advised clients for over 13 years across a broad range of complex legal matters including mergers and acquisitions, corporations law and corporate governance, business structures and transactions, employment law, commercial property transactions and commercial litigation. Michael has acted for Australia's largest online retailing group (acquisitions, capital raising, corporate governance, commercial leasing, intellectual property, compliance and commercial litigation), Australia’s largest bus manufacturer (acquisitions, commercial leasing), a substantial Australian property development corporation (acquisition of land, corporate restructuring and stamp duty advice, residential strata subdivision and development), a US manufacturing corporation (intellectual property, commercial litigation, employment advice), a national mortgage broker (national mergers, corporate governance, share buyback schemes), a national freight transport company (employment & industrial relations advice), an international recruitment company (national leasing matters), an international steel reinforcement manufacturer (commercial litigation, insolvency, commercial agreements), commercial leasing agents, insolvency practitioners, executives of listed companies, small to medium businesses and entrepreneurs.
Some of Michael’s recent notable matters include:
- capital raising via rights issues and share placements;
- corporate restructuring;
- investments by CVC Limited and SHK Limited via the issue of redeemable preference shares.
- corporate governance issues;
- share buyback schemes.
- complex stamp duty and group restructuring advice;
- advising and negotiating joint venture and mezzanine finance arrangements;
- advising on staged residential strata development (734 apartments).
Areas of Expertise
QualificationsBachelor of Laws (University of Sydney)
Bachelor of Economics (Honours)(University of Sydney)
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales since 2000
Solicitor of the High Court of Australia since 2001