Michael is a highly respected and pre-eminent lawyer, commercial advisor and businessman with a career spanning more than 35 years across corporate, commercial and intellectual property law. He has specialist expertise in, and passion for, commercialising and growing Australian businesses both in Australia and internationally.
Michael is founder and managing director of mdp Law and mdp Patents. He provides practical and commercially-driven advice on corporate structuring and commercial transactions throughout every stage of the business lifecycle. He has also advised on major litigation cases defending some of Australia’s most well-known brands. He also successfully represented the former CEO of the Australian Wheat Board in the Oil for Food enquiry.
Michael is highly regarded for his judgement, integrity, commercial counsel, industry connections and straight-talking advice, and provides a sounding board for some of Australia’s leading executives.