Michael Sturrock is Vice Chair of the firm’s global Corporate Department. His practice focuses on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Sturrock represents both issuers and underwriters in corporate financings and both buyers and sellers in public and private merger and acquisition transactions.
Mr. Sturrock has extensive experience in Asia having advised on more than 250 completed financing and mergers and acquisitions transactions in the region. He is consistently recognized as one of the region's leading lawyers for corporate and capital markets by Chambers Asia-Pacific, Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Who's Who Legal.
Mr. Sturrock is ranked in the top tier of lawyers advising on capital markets and as a leading lawyer for M&A in Singapore by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015. Clients single him out as a "top practitioner in his field," note that his "feedback and advice were invaluable" and describe him as "very astute and commercial". He was also ranked as one of the ‘Most Highly Regarded’ lawyers for debt and equity in Who’s Who Legal: Capital Markets 2014, and lauded as a “titan in the region”. Mr. Sturrock has been representing clients in Singapore for more than ten years, and during this time he has advised on more than 130 completed transactions, including debt offerings, equity offerings, IPOs, sec-registered deals and M&A deals.
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015 recognizes Mr. Sturrock's "long and illustrious track record" advising on capital markets in India, as well as his "depth of expertise" advising on bond issuances, IPOs and follow on offerings. Having advised on more than 70 completed transactions in India, including convertible bonds, IPOs, and other debt and equity offerings, he is described as “one of Asia's most experienced capital markets practitioners” and lauded for his counsel where "there's a tricky question or something that needs complex analysis."
In Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015, Mr. Sturrock is ranked in the top tier of lawyers advising on capital markets in Indonesia, with the directory describing him as "an authority on capital markets matters in Indonesia", and as "adept at handling matters on both the debt and equity sides." Clients say his feedback and advice are "invaluable", and note that "he is well known in the industry and is definitely someone we have huge respect for." Mr. Sturrock has advised on more than 50 completed transactions, including debt issuances and equity offerings in Indonesia.
In Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015, Mr. Sturrock is ranked in the top tier of lawyers advising on corporate and finance in Thailand, with the directory describing him as a "real expert" and noting his "impressive experience in Thailand." He is lauded as representing "a range of heavyweight financial institutions and Asian businesses in capital markets and M&A transactions."
Rest of Asia
Mr. Sturrock has extensive experience across the rest of Asia, having advised on more than 30 transactions in Malaysia and Greater China.