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Michael J. Young

Michael J. Young


Michael advises clients in respect of a broad range of corporate finance and company/commercial transactions, including cross-border and domestic takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and equity issues by public and private companies. Michael has extensive experience in acting for companies on their admission to the markets of the London Stock Exchange and subsequent fundraisings.

Michael also acts for early stage and fast growth companies on all types of equity financing rounds.

Michael has particular experience of acting for clients in the media and technology, financial services and energy and natural resources sectors.

Legal 500 UK has recommended Michael for M&A and Venture Capital describing him as “adept at dealing with difficult individuals”, "definitely someone you want at your side in any transaction", "smart, calm and rational" and “super smart and responsive”.

Employment History

  • 2007 - Reed Smith
  • 1996 - Richards Butler (combined with Reed Smith in 2007)

Notable Quotes

  • 10 May 2016 "Midas touch" Corporate Financier