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Michael Harris is an "extremely competent and professional" corporate specialist with experience in public and private M&A and takeovers. He also advises clients on private equity and fund-raising matters.

Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market - London,
Chambers & Partners 2019

Michael Harris is a corporate finance, M&A, and corporate real estate lawyer with 40 years' high level commercial experience.

Michael has extensive experience acting on private and public company mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, and raising funds through private equity, public offerings, and listings.

He regularly deals with complex property related corporate and commercial transactions.

Michael understands the ways lawyers can truly help their clients achieve their commercial goals during corporate deals.

He is a lateral and strategic thinker and problem solver. He finds ways to get deals done and overcome obstacles. His approach is to give clear advice on even where issues are complex and to guide clients through their commercial decision making processes. 

He is registered with the UK Listing Authority to undertake Sponsor activities on the London Stock Exchange.

Recent work
  • Advising Portnard Limited on its acquisition of Anglia Home Furnishings and on the disposal of its interests in Beales department store chain.
  • Advising a group of investors in the West One Development Fund.
  • Advising on the sale of Impact Sport Management Limited to James Grant (UK) Limited.  
Did you know
Michael claims to love football despite being a QPR season ticket holder. Having been with Howard Kennedy since 1985 he is one of its longest serving members.


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