Mike has established a specialism in commercial and corporate work for a wide-range of business clients, and has been praised by clients for his "diligence, hard work, incredible working hours and fantastic unflappable nature." He is regularly instructed in the negotiation and drafting of complex commercial agreements, distribution and joint venture arrangements, as well as the preparation and review of standard contract documents and procedures. Mike also advises on business acquisitions/disposals, reorganisations and restructuring. Mike has considerable experience in the publishing sector, having been seconded to a global publishing client.
Alongside his general commercial/corporate practice, Mike is a member of the firm’s Food and Farming team, advising clients in the agri-business sector on a wide range of commercial and corporate work. Examples include:
- a major industry restructuring for Assured Food Standards (managers of Red Tractor Food Assurance), involving the integration of existing food assurance schemes, competition law and certification arrangements
- equity fundraising for Wessex Grain Limited, plus distribution and other commercial arrangements
- construction, feedstock supply and off-take agreements for clients providing and operating biogas and bio-ethanol plants