“They have got a very broad range of expertise. One of the benefits of using the group is that you can get resources. With Afridi work is done quickly and it’s done right.” - Chambers Global

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital


  • Professional
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Language
  • English
  • Academic
  • LL.B (Hons), University of Melbourne, 1999
  • B.A., University of Melbourne, 1999
Notable Matters

GCC Experience:

  • Represented an international banking organisation as part of its 3-year strategy to exit non-core markets and refocus onto growth areas via acquisitions and divestments.
  • Acted for a Qatar-based investment authority in making its cornerstone investments into a USD 2.7 billion Moroccan tourism fund and a USD 2 billion infrastructure fund. Each fund had a unique structure involving equal equity commitments from multiple SWFs.
  • Represented various multinational construction businesses to establish their operations in Saudi Arabia.
  • Acted for a renowned global hospitality organisation on its public-private partnership with the Saudi government to develop various hospitality projects, including a hotel in the Holy City of Makkah.
  • Represented one of the largest childcare services providers in the UK on its sale to an independent organisation and managed its monthly legal retainer, including 8 additional M&A deals for domestic and international expansion across Asia
  • Represented a dental care provider on its sale to a leading provider of automated AI-based trading in Europe, including additional M&A deals for domestic and international expansion across Southeast Asia.
  • Acted for a telecommunications company on acquiring a domestic competitor holding strategic assets including a bolt-on cyber security business and key supply contracts.
  • Acted for a PRC state-owned enterprise on a project tendered by Qatar’s Public Works Authority to upgrade and maintain Doha’s sewage infrastructure over 10 years.


Singapore Experience:

  • Acted for a waste management company on its USD 300 million gas-fired Independent Power Project (‘IPP’). This was Myanmar’s first competitively awarded IPP and the first to receive multi-sourced financing from international development institutions and commercial lenders.
  • Acted for an independent telecom company on its contract with Myanmar’s largest telecom provider to build and maintain mobile tower infrastructure.
  • Acted for an Indonesian peer-to-peer lending platform on its USD 12 million oversubscribed Series A fundraising.


Australia Experience:

  • Acted for an energy services company on a USD 16 million growth capital investment backed by an investment manager with USD 3.3 billion worth of infrastructure assets.
  • Acted for a Hong Kong consortium on their USD 300 million public acquisition of an Australian IVF provider.
  • Acted for an Australian airline on its rollout of a customer loyalty program which became a market-leading structure.
  • Acted for an online securities broker in establishing its businesses in Australia including ongoing assistance with financial services and technology regulations.
  • Represented an asset management company on its asset management operations based in Australia which included various wholesale/ retail funds and ASX listing matters.


Michael specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, and general corporate advisory matters, with a diverse clientele spanning sectors such as hospitality, information technology, government, and finance.


Before joining Afridi & Angell in 2024, Michael honed his expertise in international law firms in Singapore and Australia, where he focused on guiding clients through cross-border deals and regulatory challenges. His experience includes navigating complex legal issues and managing high-risk transactions.


Michael resided and worked as a legal consultant in Dubai, including at Afridi & Angell, from 2007 to 2014. He later moved to Singapore and then to Australia, where he served as a special counsel at a prominent legal services provider before returning to Dubai in 2024.