Michael has a strong background in the tax aspects of all corporate, M&A and commercial work. He is a commercially minded tax practitioner with extensive experience in both UK and International tax matters. Specifically Michael specialises in corporate, finance and property taxation and has advised companies and institutions on a wide variety of matters. He has extensive experience with all aspects of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, demergers and corporate reconstructions. He has also advised extensively on all aspects of property investment including stamp duty land tax, value added tax and capital allowances. Over the years, he has assisted a number of private equity houses in structuring and then implementing their transactions.
Prior to joining Edwards Wildman he was UK Head of Tax at the London office of another international law firm which had a substantial overseas presence. He is therefore fully conversant and familiar with the issues, structures and planning techniques that overseas investors need to adopt and implement in order to avoid unnecessary tax leakage in respect of their foreign investments. Specifically he has designed and implemented a number of structures which have utilised double taxation arrangements to facilitate the financing of overseas investments by non-UK resident investors so as to ensure that these investors can exit their investment without incurring any additional tax cost.