Michael Mountain

Michael Mountain


Michael advises clients on a broad range of corporate transactions, including private mergers & acquisitions, equity investments, joint ventures, restructurings and special situations transactions. 
He specialises in advising clients with flexible investment strategies including private equity, credit fund, hedge fund and other alternative capital providers on a range of complex cross-border transactions.


Representative matters

Blackrock on the debt and equity financing arrangements with Razor Group and its subsidiaries.

Anchorage Capital Group and M&G Investments on their £500 million disposal of PHS Group to Bidvest. (previous firm experience)

Anchorage Capital Group, GIC Private Limited. and Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP, on the sale of their interests in Eir, the principal provider of fixed-line and mobile telecoms services in Ireland, to Toohil Telecom Holdings Limited, a company controlled by NJJ. (previous firm experience)

Blackstone Credit on a three-tier financing package to support Advent International’s approximately £4 billion acquisition of leading global technology and services innovator Cobham plc. (previous firm experience)

Pro bono

Advising Global Generation in relation to its governance arrangements.



England & Wales, 2010


LL.B., Oxford University, 2006
Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2007


A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.