Michael Chapelow is a corporate solicitor dealing with international projects for overseas clients. He has particular focus on the Middle East and assists clients with matters such as inward investment to the UK.

Michael acts for a combination of individuals, prominent families and corporate clients mainly from overseas and a range of jurisdictions. He deals with a broad range of issues involving inward investment, corporate and business transactions, corporate real estate issues and international cross-border transactions. He provides strategic and structure planning advice focusing on wealth protection issues (including succession planning).

He is a longstanding contact for the firm's membership of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW),a global association of independent law firms enabling access to over 100 member firms in over 180 commercial centres worldwide.

Michael is a Middle East specialist with over 30 years of experience either living in or doing business in the region. He travels regularly to the Middle East to see existing clients and contacts.

Recent work
  • Advising two different Middle East families in the acquisition of three hotels in the UK.
  • Advising a number of overseas investors with existing property assets in the UK on ownership structures and succession planning issues.
  • Building relationships with international law firms generally and working with them on cross-border transactions.
Did you know
When the sun shines in England, Michael can be found on his boat in Cornwall.


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