Michael joined the firm as a candidate attorney in 1988, was appointed a partner in 1990 and managing partner in 2011. Michael heads up the Corporate & Natural Resources Team at Cox Yeats. He received his B.Com. LL.B. cum laude from the University of Natal, Durban and his LL.M with first class honours from Cambridge University where he was elected a scholar of St John’s College.His principal areas of practice are Business Law, Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions, Natural Resources & Energy and Empowerment & Transformation Law.
He is a member of the International Bar Association and is listed in both the Guide to the World’s Leading Natural Resource Lawyers and the World’s Leading Energy and Environmental Lawyers published by Legal Media Group. Michael is actively involved in a number of community organisations and pro bono work, some of which are: Save Vetch’s Association, Director of SMILE (St Mary’s Interactive Learning), serves on the Management Board of the SPCA Durban and Coast, is a past Governor of Highbury School and a Governor of Kearsney College.