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Michael Todd QC

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Erskine Chambers (Chambers of Michael Todd QC)


Michael is Head of Erskine Chambers. He specialises in litigation and transactional advice on company law, corporate finance, capital markets and corporate insolvency, in the UK and internationally. Described as one of the first people to call for advice on complex restructurings, contested takeovers and schemes, his significant matters include: Virgin Money IPO; Essar Energy; Pfizer/AstraZeneca; Xstrata/Glencore; Coroin plc; Bumi plc; BAT v Winward (asset protection); Re PCCW Ltd (CA Hong Kong; scheme of arrangement), Validus v IPC (Bermuda; hostile scheme); Anglo Petroleum Ltd v TFB Mortgages (CA; financial assistance); Re Prudential Enterprise Ltd (CFA Hong Kong; shareholder dispute); American Patriot Agency (PC Bermuda; commercial fraud); Tenaga (Malaysia; piercing corporate veil); Waddington v Chan (Hong Kong/BVI; derivative actions). Michael has advised regulators including the FCA, Channel Islands Stock Exchange, Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.


Called: 1977. Silk: 1997. Appeared in courts of Hong Kong, BVI, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Isle of Man, Turks & Caicos Islands and Northern Ireland as well as in the Privy Council.


Chairman of the Bar (2012); Chairman of ChBA (2008–11); Contributor to FromCounsel; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; COMBAR; ILA; RISA (Cayman); FSLA.

London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Michael Todd QC - Erskine ChambersA highly experienced commercial Chancery silk.

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Company and partnership

Within: Company - Leading Silks

Michael Todd QC - Erskine ChambersNo question, the first-choice company law barrister.

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Within: Leading Silks

Michael Todd QC - Erskine ChambersHe is excellent in the offshore sphere.

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Within: Leading Silks

Michael Todd QC - Erskine ChambersOne of the most brilliant legal minds many have come cross in their careers.

Within: Offshore

Erskine Chambers' members are well versed in Chancery issues across the British Overseas Territories and the Crown Dependencies. Michael Todd QC and Philip Gillyon represented the appellant latter party in East Asia Company v PT Satria Tiratama Energindo, a Privy Council case stemming from the transfer of shares of Bali Energy, a Bermudian company with geothermal energy rights in Indonesia. Todd QC also represented the defendant law firm in Bermuda Bar Council v Walkers, a case which reached the Privy Council and concerned whether Walkers complied with the Bermudian regulator's requirement for local ownership of law firms.

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