Michael is as an asset finance lawyer, based in Clyde & Co's Dubai office. Michael has experience in the financing and leasing of business and commercial aircraft and helicopters, the financing of vessels and the financing and leasing of equipment and vehicles. Michael graduated from the University of Nottingham (Law LLB), studied the Legal Practice Course at BPP and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2009.
Major international bank: acting on the financing and sale and leaseback of numerous corporate aircraft in various jurisdictions.
UAE bank: acting on the USD 105 million financing of Bombardier Learjet 60XR aircraft, Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft and Boeing 737-700 BBJ aircraft operated by an Abu Dhabi airline.
Saudi corporate: advising on the USD 77 million purchase, operation, financing and outfitting of an Airbus A320 ACJ for a large Saudi corporate.
UAE bank: acting on the USD 116 million pre-delivery financing of Boeing 737-700 BBJ aircraft operated by an Abu Dhabi airline.
US corporate: acting on the USD 25 million purchase, operation and subsequent refinancing of Embraer 190 Lineage 1000 aircraft.
Saudi VIP: acting on the purchase of a Boeing 737-4Y0 aircraft.
UAE construction company: acting on the sale of a Gulfstream G450 aircraft.
Indian airline: acting on the purchase of forty-two (42) Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
UAE asset financier: drafting standard yacht financing documentation for yachts registered in the UAE.
Middle East cargo carrier: acting on the sale of three (3) Airbus A300 cargo aircraft.
Saudi corporate: advising on the purchase and Cayman registration under construction of a 64 meter motor yacht.
Engine lessor: advising on the leasing of Rolls-Royce aircraft engines in the UAE.
Middle East service company: acting on the purchase of an Antonov AN-26 aircraft.
UAE bank: acting on the USD 26 million financing of the acquisition cost of two (2) panamax vessels.
Qatari bank: advising on the USD 42 million refinancing of three (3) Belize flagged offshore supply vessels.
UAE Airline: acting on the delivery financing by a European bank of two (2) Airbus A320 aircraft.
UAE corporate: acting on the purchase of an Airbus A330 aircraft.
European bank: advising on the USD 18m Turkish financial leasing of a Dassault Falcon 900DX aircraft.
Abu Dhabi bank: acting on the USD 78 million financing of the acquisition cost of two (2) capesize vessels.
Aircraft lessor: acting on the financing and leasing to a UAE airline of a Boeing 777-200 aircraft.
UK asset funder: acting on the USD 40 million refinancing of a Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft with respect to a large European corporate.
International service company: advising on the sale and leaseback of five (5) military training aircraft backed by a Ministry of Defence service contract.
Mongolian airline: representation on the leasing of B737-700 aircraft from major US and Scandinavian aircraft leasing companies.
International asset funder: advising on the financing of one UK registered Eurocopter to enter into the Police Service.
SE Asian corporate: advising on the purchase, stage payment financing and USD 40 million term financing of a Gulfstream G550 aircraft.
UK funder: acting on the USD 7 million refinancing of one South African registered Agusta helicopter.
UK corporate: acting on the restructuring of 3 leases for RoRo ferries.
UK bank:advising on the financing of an oil tanker for operation in the North Sea.
Corporate asset finance division of a UK funder: advising on operating lease facilities for two leading bus and coach operators.
Asset finance arm of a UK clearing bank: acting on the GBP 21.5 million lease of mining and coal equipment to a joint venture between a large mining company and a miners' co-operative.
UK asset finance house: undertaking a full-scale review of all internal finance documentation, including aviation, marine and vehicle funding documentation.