Michael Corbett > Slaughter and May > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Slaughter and May

Living Wage

Work Department

Corporate and M&A


Michael is the Co-Head of our Infrastructure & Energy Group (I&E). He has a broad corporate and corporate finance practice, which includes public and private M&A transactions, complex corporate and commercial transactions (including business transformation projects), joint ventures, equity offerings, corporate governance and company advisory matters.

Michael has previously been seconded to JP Morgan Chase and to GE Real Estate.


Joined Slaughter and May in 2001. Partner since 2011.


German and French – basic conversational.


University of Oxford (MA Geography); College of Law (CPE and LPC).


Skiing, tennis, diving, freeman of the vintners’ company.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

Magic circle firm Slaughter and May is renowned for its transactional capabilities, regularly handling complex, business-critical transactions for infrastructure, energy and natural resources clients. Jointly led by Hywel Davies and Michael Corbett, the practice has a strong corporate focus, as well as notable expertise in renewables. Project finance lawyer Azadeh Nassiri is a core member of the group, as is projects expert Richard Todd. Newly promoted partner Oliver Moir has a real estate focus to his energy practice and is recommended for large-scale project developments in the natural resources space. The group also has vast regulatory experience.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas

Slaughter and May‘s oil and gas practice, which is jointly led by Hywel Davies and Michael Corbett, stands out in large M&A and private equity transactions. Clients also benefit from the expertise of project finance expert Steven Galbraith, who has over 30 years of experience in the industry.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Infrastructure

(Leading individuals)

Michael CorbettSlaughter and May

Known for advising on high-value infrastructure projects and transactions, Slaughter and May  works across the key areas of transport, energy and renewables, regulated networks, transmission, pipelines, storage and construction. As well as working on UK matters, the firm provides reach and expertise  on international mandates. Hywel Davies advises on a range of corporate and commercial transactions, with particular experience in public and private M&A, private equity transactions and equity financings related to infrastructure, energy and natural resources. He co-leads the team with corporate and finance specialist Michael Corbett, who focuses on public and private M&A transactions, equity offerings, joint ventures, corporate governance and company advisory matters within the infrastructure sector.