Michael is a banking and finance and commercial disputes partner with extensive experience in major asset restructuring and insolvency transactions, and dispute resolution.
Michael practises primarily in Melbourne and Adelaide but also the other Australian jurisdictions.
With a principal focus on high-end insolvency and restructuring work, Michael has particular expertise in business restructuring including formal administrations and Deeds of Company Arrangements, informal workouts, securities enforcement and associated dispute work, Michael has a reputation as the go-to person on difficult assignments. He adopts a highly commercial and pragmatic approach when acting for his clients. He acts for major Australian banks, financial institutions and insolvency practitioners.
Michael is actively involved in public debate and education. He has written and presented on a range of technical, corporate governance and insolvency issues. He was also one of the first lawyers to undertake the Advanced Insolvency Course then presented by the predecessor to ARITA, which is a specialist post graduate insolvency education programme.