Michael is a corporate lawyer with expertise in M&A, capital markets and litigation, gained across EMEA, the US and Australia. He has been involved in M&A transactions totalling over $16bn, debt and equity capital raises totalling over $9bn, and numerous disputes from inception through to resolution.
Michael joined La Mancha as General Counsel in 2021 to support its investment team to negotiate, structure, and execute investments and divestments. Michael is also responsible for overseeing the group’s legal, regulatory and governance activities.
Prior to joining La Mancha, Michael was a lead in-house deal lawyer at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, one of the world’s largest energy and infrastructure investors. Prior to ADNOC, Michael was a corporate lawyer at Latham & Watkins and then WilmerHale in New York City specializing in M&A and capital markets transactions. Prior to New York, Michael worked as a commercial litigator at a leading Australian law firm, Minter Ellison, in Sydney.
Michael was admitted as a legal practitioner in Queensland, Australia in 2005 and as an attorney-at-law in New York, the USA in 2010.
He holds a Master of Laws with Distinction from The Australian National University, where he graduated first in his class, and bachelor’s degrees in Arts, Business and Law.