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Chambers of Michael Todd QC

33 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON, WC2A 1EN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 5532
Fax:
Fax 020 7831 0125
DX:
308 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.erskinechambers.com

Michael Todd QC

Tel:
Work 020 7242 5532
Email:
Erskine Chambers (Chambers of Michael Todd QC)

Position

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. He is described as one of the first people to call for legal advice on complex restructurings and contested takeovers and schemes. Significant cases and transactions include: the Virgin Money IPO; Essar Energy; Pfizer / AstraZeneca; Xstrata / Glencore; Coroin plc; Bumi plc; Nortel and Tyco (expert evidence); Rangers plc v Ticketus; BAT v Winward (asset protection); Re PCCW Ltd (CA Hong Kong; scheme of arrangement), Validus v IPC (Bermuda; hostile scheme); Belmont Asset Based Lending (Cayman) and Culross Global v Strategic Turnaround Master Partnership Ltd (PC) (redemption of interests in funds); Chaston v SWP; 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 the corporate veil); Waddington v Chan (Hong Kong/BVI; derivative actions). Michael has advised various regulatory bodies including the Financial Conduct Authority, Channel Islands Stock Exchange, Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.

Career

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

Member

Chairman of the Bar of England & Wales (2012, VC 2011); Chairman of Chancery Bar Association (2008 – 2011); COMBAR, Chairman of BarCo; Director of the Global Law Summit; Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association; Trustee of the Bar Pro Bono Unit; Trustee of Bar Pro Bono Community.

Education

Keele University (BA).


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Michael Todd QC - Erskine ChambersAn authoritative and focused silk.

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Company and partnership

Within: Company – Leading silks

Michael Todd QC - Erskine ChambersExcellent counsel.

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Insolvency

Within: Insolvency – Leading silks

Michael Todd QC - Erskine ChambersVery helpful and knowledgeable too.

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Offshore

Within: Offshore – Leading silks

Michael Todd QC - Erskine ChambersCreative and experienced.

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