Special Counsel, Wellington
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Michael is the Head of Infrastructure at Russell McVeagh. He has extensive experience across mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate and project finance transactions.
Michael has in-depth expertise in the renewable energy sector and in the equity and development arrangements for projects and project platforms. Prior to re-joining Russell McVeagh in 2022, Michael spent eight years at Macquarie's Green Investment Group (GIG) in London, where he undertook lead roles on numerous investment and syndication transactions. Drawing on this experience, Michael provides strategic advice to clients and helps clients drive forward their projects and investment strategies in renewables and the broader infrastructure sector.
As a Senior Vice President at Macquarie's GIG, over a period of four years Michael was responsible for delivering capital formation and syndication transactions across GIG's European principal equity investments. Prior to that, he worked in-house for GIG with a focus on the negotiation and execution of GIG's direct investment transactions. Michael has extensive experience in the development and financing of renewables projects and platforms across the sub-sectors, including offshore wind, onshore renewables (wind and solar), waste-to-energy and energy efficiency.
His relevant experience includes lead roles on:
GIB's £50m investment in UK community-scale renewable energy projects through Albion Community Power plc.
LLB (Hons), BCA (Economics), Victoria University of Wellington
Michael began his career with Russell McVeagh in 2006 and returned to the firm in 2022 after 13 years in London. Michael spent eight years at Macquarie's GIG and, prior to that, five years at Slaughter and May advising a range of private equity, financial, and corporate clients.
Infrastructure and Projects
Mergers and Acquisitions
Banking and Finance
Energy and Renewables
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