Michael is a construction law specialist and also a key part of our Banking & Finance team. His main area of expertise is in non-contentious construction law, although he also advises in relation to disputes and dispute avoidance.
Michael regularly advises developers, banks, pension funds, housing associations, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants on construction procurement routes, development agreements, agreements for lease, facility agreements, framework agreements, building contracts, professional appointments, warranties, guarantees and bonds on both commercial and residential property transactions. Projects he has worked on include city office developments, mixed-use and retail schemes, infrastructure projects, housing schemes, student accommodation, out-of-town retail parks, power projects and football stadia. He also advises clients in the rail and energy sectors.
In addition, Michael has advised on international power projects using the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) form of contract, as well as on several school and hospital PFI schemes for banks and project companies.
Banking & Finance
For many years Michael has acted for both lenders and borrowers on development finance transactions. His considerable experience in construction law gives him a valuable insight into the construction-related aspects of these transactions including choice of procurement, documents and security package. He advises both lenders and borrowers on market standard practices and the likely expectations of other parties in the transaction.
Michael's relevant experience includes: