Michael has a broad range of international corporate and commercial experience, with a focus on advising on mergers & acquisitions, foreign investment regulation, joint ventures and  negotiation of strategic commercial arrangements. 

Michael has experience acting on a range of cross border private M&A transactions, joint ventures with an emphasis on foreign investment in the resources sector and a variety of strategic commercial arrangements across a number of industries. Michael has particular interest in the consumer goods, food and retail, energy and natural resources and technology sectors.

Michael has honed a commercially-minded solution focussed approach through extensive in-house legal experience, including at the Tokyo headquarters of Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co., Ltd.; NBN Co (a Government Business Enterprise established to build and operate Australia’s broadband network); Kellogg Australia (FMCG) and most recently as legal counsel at ASX-listed Coca-Cola Amatil Limited.