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Michael Harris

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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.


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


The Securities Institute; SFA registered.


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


Walking, history, reading.

London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals, up to Β£50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals, up to Β£50m

Howard Kennedy LLP’s β€˜efficient’, β€˜responsive, commercially focused’ and β€˜cost-effective’ department counts real estate, especially in retail, hotels and leisure, as its core strength in M&A; it also has strong experience in the media sector, and handles public as well as private M&A. Clients commend it for handling β€˜a wide range of high-value, highly complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions’. Ashley Reeback and the β€˜diligent, commercial, pragmatic and extremely responsive’ Anthony Hunt, who is β€˜a pleasure to deal with’, head the practice; Hunt advised Pandora Jewellery UK on its purchase of the business and assets of nine concept stores in North West England. Michael Harris, who is singled out for the β€˜speed and quality of his advice’, advised Impresario Festivals on its sale of the Rewind, Boardmasters, Field Day and South West Four festivals to Global. Gillian White, Jonathan Metliss, Paul Glassberg and Keith Lassman are also recommended.

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