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Areas of expertise: Construction and infrastructure


Mike is a senior associate in the construction and infrastructure team, specialising in the procurement and delivery of commercial, retail, mixed-use, major construction, and infrastructure projects.

He has previously worked in-house for several major contractors and developers. In these roles Mike has developed a broad understanding of the commercial and operational requirements of major construction projects from the perspectives of the client, contractor and consultant. These skills ensure his clients benefit from a pragmatic, commercial viewpoint that extends beyond a purely legal analysis of the project risks and deliverables.

Mike works closely with the firm's real estate, social housing and property finance teams in providing non-contentious construction advice to developers, funders and property investors. He joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in February 2022.

Recent work highlights

  • Reviewing and negotiating construction elements of various agreements for lease for a multi-site retail occupier.
  • Managing the construction legal matters for the developer of two very large high-rise residential schemes in London.
  • Negotiating appointments and contracts with tier-1 contractors for high-rise towers.
  • Handling the construction elements of major secured financing and reporting to funders.

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