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My experience

I am a partner in the Corporate team. I have broad expertise in transactional matters covering a wide range of market sectors including technology, manufacturing, leisure and auto-motive. Many of the transactions I advise on have an international element.  

My main practice areas include:

  • company acquisitions and disposals;
  • management buy-outs;
  • venture and growth capital;
  • joint ventures;
  • reorganisations;
  • corporate governance; and
  • resolution of shareholder disputes.

I also frequently advise on distress M&A including advising insolvency practitioners and purchasers on transactions involving insolvency procedures.

I understand that M&A is not easy and clients can find the experience confusing and stressful.  I work closely with our clients from the outset to ensure they understand the process and the issues that arise.  My deal management skills, developed over many years in advising on hundreds of M&A transactions, ensure that even large and complex transactions run smoothly and with minimum stress for our clients.  

Some recent work highlights include advising:

  • Soletanche Freyssinet SAS (part of the Vinci Group) on the acquisition of Lankelma Limited
  • Shareholders of Halo Accident Repair Centre Limited on its sale to IRS Group
  • Sale of Marshall ACM Limited to Ciphr Group
  • Shareholders of Blue Rock Systems Ltd on its sale to Aptech Business Systems Ltd
  • Shareholders of Perimeter Intruder Detection Systems Limited on the sale of the company to the SmartWater Group
  • TW Metals on its acquisition of Locate Supplies
  • Shareholders of Meridian Electrical Services on its management buy-out
  • Summa NV on its acquisition of CadCam
  • GRG Waste UK on its acquisition of Chloros Environmental Ltd
  • Diversi Foods NV on its sale to Oetker Gruppe
  • Contraload NV on the acquisition of Packaging Logistics Services from Bibby Line Group
  • Smarter Business Limited on its acquisitions of BAS Energy and Visionist Limited
  • Numerous fundraising transactions for investee companies and venture capital investors

How I’ve helped our clients

Michael Moore led the team from Paris Smith that helped me sell my business. It was a challenging situation for me as I had founded it 20 years ago and had no experience in selling a business. Michael has a vast amount of experience which was very reassuring through the whole process. He was also able to pick up the phone and talk to the other parties representatives when needed.

David Marshall, Director & Shareholder

Michael Moore was able to help me with a matter to do with share value recovery. His advice, guidance and professionalism coupled with speedy action was very much appreciated.

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Michael, Arezou, Georgina, Liam and David - We would like to thank you all for the very professional way you have done the due diligence and even more now the whole closing and completion process what was not so easy. You are a great team !!

Herman Van der Plaetsen, CFO - Grandeco Wallfashion Group BELGIUM NV
Grandeco Wallfashion Group BELGIUM NV

Everyone at Paris Smith is very personable and a pleasure to work with. At no point do they show they are under any pressure despite having every right to do so. This meant they took a lot of pressure off me and made the whole process far less stressful for me than it might have been.

David Marshall

"Michael Moore – superb people person who is pragmatic and commercial in his approach. A real heavyweight in the local legal community who is well respected by his clients."

Legal 500 2023 - Referee Comments

Michael Moore is a respected advisor to both domestic and international companies. He combines a deep knowledge of corporate law with additional skills in advising clients on commercial issues.

Chambers and Partners Legal Directory - 2021

A client states "Michael Moore is commercially astute and his all-round experience and talent shines through during the transaction. Extremely strong at building relationships across all those involved in the transaction".

Legal 500 - 2021 Edition
Legal 500