Mike is a counsel at SSW and focuses on a wide variety of financing transactions (including special situations and the finance aspects of complex restructuring transactions), representing financial institutions (including private credit institutions and alternative credit providers ), private equity investors (including portfolio companies) and other corporate borrowers.

Mike has experience with complex senior/mezzanine/second-lien structures, PIK lending, unitranche/private placement, high yield and U.S. financings and has also represented banks and corporations in Islamic/Shari’ah based lending.

Prior to joining SSW, Mike practiced in London at an elite US law firm, having previously spent time at another leading international law firm and large European bank.

Selected projects

  • Representing institutional investors in numerous domestic and cross-border private placements (both secured and unsecured), including transactions involving Domino’s Pizza Group plc (£200m), EnBW (c.$850m), Balfour Beatty plc ($158m), Big Yellow Group (c.$225m), The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited ($290), Severn Trent plc ($1bn) and Dyson Holdings Plc
  • Advising HPS Investment Partners in the refinancing of Havila Kystruten, a Norwegian shipping company
  • Representing private credit funds in leverage buyout transactions, including Marston’s Plc, Premier Modular Group, Chartway Group, UK Parking Control Limited and National Timber Group
  • McLaren Group’s counsel in relation to their finance facilities and on-going financial restructure of the Group, including change to the terms of the bond documents in June 2020, sale and leaseback transaction relating to McLaren Technology Centre, creation and subsequent financing of McLaren Racing Group and subsequent refinancing of the entire capital structure