Michael advises on a broad range of corporate and corporate finance transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets, financings and complex corporate restructuring. Michael is widely recognised as one of the BVI’s leading public company experts and its pre-eminent special purpose acquisition company expert. Michael’s expertise in this area has been recognised internationally with him being invited to take prominent speaker roles in the SPAC industry’s premier international convention, as well as being frequently published in leading capital markets journals.
Michael studied at BPP Law School in London for his Post-Graduate Diploma in Law (with Distinction) and then for the Legal Practice Course (with Commendation). He was awarded the Blackstone Award for the most outstanding student of the year in 1999. Michael also holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Oxford (where he read history at St Peter’s College) and a Master of Arts degree from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.