Areas of Practice
  • London School of Economics, LL.M., 1988
  • University of Southampton, LL.B., 1984
  • Solicitor, England & Wales

Michael Thompson

5 Aldermanbury Square
London, EC2V 7HR
TEL: +44 20 7367 8000
FAX: +44 20 7367 8001

Michael Thompson is a partner and head of the London office's Corporate, Securities & Finance Group.

Mr. Thompson's focus is on entrepreneurial businesses.  He specialises in all aspects of private equity transactions including venture capital fundings, management buy-outs, management buy-ins, investor buy-ins, acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements and public company listings.  His experience is spread across many sectors and includes acting for management, target companies, and venture capitalists in the technology, telecoms, gaming, IT, retail, and leisure sectors.

Mr. Thompson graduated in law from Southampton University and gained an LL.M. in 1988 from the London School of Economics.  He joined the firm in 1998. 


  • Recommended Individual - M&A: Mid-Market - Legal 500 (2015)
  • Chambers Global, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions in Russia as an 'Expert Based Abroad,' 2012-2013
  • UK Legal Experts, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2011
  • PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook, IT and E-Commerce, 2011-2012

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  • Institute of Directors
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