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  Michael Duncan



Michael is a banking lawyer with 38 years of transactional experience, acting on a wide range of corporate finance and banking matters. His expertise includes advising on investment-grade, leveraged real estate, asset, trade and Islamic finance transactions as well as restructurings.

Michael has been a London-based partner in Allen & Overy's finance practice since 1987 and, in 2015, relocated to Allen & Overy’s Johannesburg office, where he is Co-Head of the office. He was head of the Global Banking Department from 2005-2012.

Michael has been consistently included in the top category in legal directories.

“Michael Duncan is a long-standing and prominent figure in this sphere, offering expert advice to banks and borrowers across the full spectrum of financing activity.” Chambers & Partners: UK – Banking & Finance 2014
Michael is a member of the Financial Markets Law Committee.

Professional qualifications

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1981

Academic qualifications

MA, Law, Downing College, Cambridge University, 1978

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