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Michael Harris

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Howard Kennedy LLP

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Corporate.

Position

Partner. Michael has been advising on corporate and commercial law for over 30 years, with experience of private and public company mergers, acquisitions and takeovers, and fundraising through private equity to public offering and listings. He also deals with complex property related corporate and commercial transactions. Michael can add value by leveraging on his long-standing commercial experience of a wide variety of transactions. Michael is registered with the UK Listing Authority to undertake Sponsor activities.

Career

Trained Titmuss Sainer and Webb (now Decherts); qualified 1979; partner Howard Kennedy 1986.

Member

The Securities Institute; SFA registered.

Education

Willesden High School; University of Oxford, Keble College (BA Jurisprudence).

Leisure

Walking, history, reading.


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Anthony Hunt and Ashley Reeback lead the team at Howard Kennedy LLP, which was bolstered by the arrivals of Jonathan Polin from Dentons in June 2017 and Jonathan Cohen from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP in October 2017. The team is noted for its expertise in the hotel, restaurant, leisure and retail sectors: highlights in these areas included Hunt acting for Pandora Jewellery UK on the acquisitions of various concept stores from franchise partners; Paul Glassberg advising Yolana and AYU London (companies associated with restaurateur Alan Yau) on their joint venture with an investor to develop and operate a chain of Turkish restaurants; and Eric Gummers acting for Fairview Hotels on the acquisitions of hotels in Cardiff, Newcastle and Rugby as part of its continued expansion programme. In addition, Gillian White advised the shareholders and management of the Aston Barclay Group on the MBO by Rutland Partners. Michael Harris and legal director Stephanie Brigg are also noted.

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