Michael is really a corporate and commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in UK and global business. His early career included 5 years working in-house with a major UK plc (GKN), advising on transactions and joint ventures in the UK, Europe, PRC, and also the China, in industries as diverse as Defence, Automotive, Light Industrial and Services. In the late twenties he formed area of the team that started the united kingdom office of Dorsey & Whitney, leading US M&A lawyer. He earned partner as part of his early thirties and grew the firm’s venture capital practice, acting for clients such as Deutsche Bank, Intel Capital, Orange Ventures and Motorola Ventures, as well as retaining his commercial practice with clients from Cisco to Jim Henson.
He left to aid grow the private equity practice in the London office of McDermott, Will & Emery, focussing read more about larger scale financial transactions. He was recognised by Chambers Guide and Legal 500 like a leading UK lawyer. Some 4 years ago Michael began his own legal practice, enabling him to return to the business-led suggest that he enjoys. Today, he will continue to act for Cisco, in addition to High Net Worth individuals in investments in the united kingdom and elsewhere, and start-up and growing tech companies in wireless communications, mobile, power management and digital media. Michael qualified from University of Birmingham and the College of Law, and lives working in london.