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Michael Bloch



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Michael Bloch



Michael has extensive experience in a wide range of corporate finance and equity capital markets transactions, including IPOs, public and private acquisitions and disposals and auction processes, and private equity transactions, frequently on a cross-border basis.

Michael has also spent seven months on secondment in the ECM business team at Credit Suisse, and has previously worked on secondment at ExxonMobil.

Rising Star” IFLR1000 2019 (Equity Capital Markets)

“‘Very technically savvy,’ ‘easy to work with’ and ‘a good, safe pair of hands.’” Chambers UK 2020 (Equity Capital Markets) 

Other noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • Kuwait Energy on its USD650m acquisition by United Energy Group by way of scheme of arrangement.
  • McCarthy & Stone on its GBP388m IPO on the premium main market of the London Stock Exchange (issuer's counsel)
  • Tullet Prebon on its reverse takeover acquisition of the global hybrid voice-broking and information business of ICAP plc.
  • Cobham on its GBP500m and GBP512m rights issues on the London Stock Exchange (issuer's counsel)
  • Equinity on its GBP317m IPO on the premium main market of the London Stock Exchange (underwriters counsel)
  • Circassia Pharmaceuticals ont its GBP580m IPO on the premium main market of the London Stock Exchange and GBP275m placing and open offer in connection with the acquisitions of Aerocrine and Prosonix (issuer's counsel).
  • Softcat on its GBP153m IPO on the premium main market of the London Stock Exchange (underwriter's counsel)
  • Spire Healthcare on its GBP842m IPO on the premium main market of the London Stock Exchange (underwriter's counsel)
  • Sensyne Health a digital healthcare company that develops regulated medical products and services using artificial intelligence, on its GBP225m IPO on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market.
  • Medopad on its Series A funding round to develop its healthcare technology data-capture platform.

News & insights

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News: 09 OCTOBER 2020

A&O advising TP ICAP on its acquisition of Liquidnet

A team of lawyers across New York, London and Dubai is advising TP ICAP plc (“TP ICAP”) on its acquisition of leading global electronic trading network Liquidnet Holdings, Inc (“Liquidnet”) for a…

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News: 30 SEPTEMBER 2020

A&O advises on largest Shanghai London Stock Connect deal to date

A&O has advised the underwriters led by the joint global coordinators in relation to the offer of Global Depository Receipts (“GDRs”) by China Yangtze Power Co., Ltd. (“CYP”) and admission to trading…

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News: 14 SEPTEMBER 2020

A&O advises on sale of stake in The Saudi British Bank in rare accelerated bookbuild

A team of A&O lawyers based across London and Dubai have advised NatWest Markets plc and Banco Santander S.A. in connection with their USD200 million disposal of shares in Tadawul listed The Saudi…

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Latest thinking - Podcast - The impact of the Brexit transition period

Publications: 03 JUNE 2020

Podcast: The impact of the Brexit transition period on equity capital markets

This podcast covers the impact for equity capital markets transactions now that the UK has left the European Union with a deal and is in a transition period.

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2006


MA (Oxon), History, University of Oxford, 2002

Dip. Law, Nottingham Law School, 2003

LPC, Nottingham Law School, 2004

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