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Michael Reede



Reede Michael
Michael Reede



Michael Reede is a corporate partner who focuses on significant M&A, joint venture and major commercial transactions acting for corporations and financial sponsors in industries characterised by significant levels of structural change (including communications, technology and data).  He has advised on communications and information infrastructure projects across APAC and co-leads the A&O TMT group in the region.

Michael has been identified as a leading lawyer in Asia’s Leading Lawyers, Chambers Global, the Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Australia’s Best Lawyers.

Other noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • Telenor on various transactions relating to the deployment of its mobile network in Myanmar
  • Crown Castle Australia/Axiom on several strategic Australian transactions including the 15 year AUD1.5bn renewal of its long term tower lease arrangements with Optus
  • Darussalam Assets on the strategic consolidation of Brunei’s mobile networks
  • Indosat on a proposed active network sharing arrangement with XL Axiata in Indonesia
  • Emirates Airlines on its strategic 10 year alliance with Qantas in the international long-haul air carriage sector
  • Qantas/Jetstar on a joint venture with Japan Airlines and Mitsubishi Corporation to establish Jetstar Japan, a new low-cost carrier flying domestic and international routes from Japan
  • Malaysian Airlines and Air Asia on a range of strategic corporate transactions
  • Sage plc on its USD1bn plus bid for MYOB in Australia
  • General Atlantic on its investment in the Zimmerman global fashion business
  • The management team on the establishment of Metrics Credit Partners on the establishment of a USD1.5bn debt fund with initial loan assets to be contributed by National Australia Bank
  • Avnet Inc. on its a scheme of arrangement to acquire itX Limited, an ASX listed company

Experience highlights

News & insights

Tower overlooking sky

Publications: 26 NOVEMBER 2021

The Telecommunications (Security) Act: some finality at last

Following a lengthy Parliamentary passage, the Telecommunications (Security) Act 2021 (the Act) received Royal Assent on 17 November 2021. 

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A wind farm against a blue sky

News: 24 NOVEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Bridgepoint in financing its investment in ACT

Allen & Overy has advised private equity investor Bridgepoint in financing its investment in ACT, valuing the world’s leading provider of market-based sustainability solutions at over USD1 billion.

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Smart phone screen

Publications: 15 MARCH 2021

Myanmar update from on the ground: Changes to the Electronic Transactions Law and the impact on financial institutions

The amended Electronic Transactions Law (ETL) is one of several legislative changes that have emanated from the recent military takeover in Myanmar. 

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Publications: 02 MARCH 2021

Update from on the ground: Draft Cyber Security Law – Implications for business in the ICT sector in Myanmar

On the morning of 1 February 2021, in response to allegations of voter fraud, Vice-President Myint Swe (who has since assumed the role of acting President) declared a State of Emergency for one year…

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Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales, 2010

Admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong, 2002

Admitted as a solicitor, New South Wales, Australia, 1989


Master of Asian Studies, The University of New South Wales, 1993

Bachelor of Laws, The University of New South Wales, 1989

Bachelor of Commerce, The University of New South Wales, 1989

Published work

“The Impact of the Australia National Broadband Network on the Communications Sector”, Allen & Overy with Venture Consulting 

“NBN options for a Coalition Government”, Allen & Overy with Venture Consulting 

“Analysis of the Australia Convergence Committee Report, Allen & Overy 

“Radio Access Network Sharing", Allen & Overy

Pro-bono experience

Advising and sitting on the board of the Banksia Project a preventative action mental health charity

Advising the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) that sponsors a global coalition to fight child exploitation