International law firm Bird & Bird has expanded its Corporate team in London with the arrival of corporate finance partner Michael Dawes, from Memery Crystal.
With 25 years’ experience, Michael has advised on equity capital markets and public and private M&A transactions, predominantly in the mining, energy and technology sectors. He brings with him extensive knowledge of London’s capital markets having advised on multiple Main Market and AIM listings, fundraisings, public and private M&A transactions and board governance issues.
Internationally, Michael has advised on a number of projects in Africa and other emerging markets and, following a period of time working for an Australian firm, has acted on many cross-border transactions between the UK and Australia, including the listing and dual-listing of Australian companies.
Matt Bonass co-head of the International Corporate Group at Bird & Bird said: “Michael will be a huge asset to our corporate group. His experience and knowledge, particularly in equity capital markets and the energy and natural resources space coupled with his work for technology companies, will provide us with further strength in these core areas.”
Clive Hopewell, head of the International Capital Markets practice at Bird & Bird, said: “Michael is an excellent fit for our team and brings with him extensive experience that will complement the service we currently offer our clients.”
Phil Sherrell, head of the London office at Bird & Bird commented: “We are focussed on growing our corporate group and Michael’s arrival will ensure the group continues to have the depth and experience our clients value. I look forward to him joining us.”
Michael added: “The corporate group at Bird & Bird is well regarded internationally and I’m looking forward to joining them. The team’s equity capital market work as well as their work in key sectors such as technology and energy and natural resources make them a stand-out firm. I’m excited about helping them as they continue to provide best in class advice to their clients.”