Michael Wachtel – Business & Corporate Lawyer

Specialist in Business & Corporate Commercial Contracts and Employment

Michael has more than 30 years’ experience in a broad range of corporate, banking, commercial and employment matters and transactions for private and public companies (quoted and non-quoted), entrepreneurs and individuals encompassing:

  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Shareholders’ Agreements
  • Joint Ventures
  • Share Buy Backs
  • Banking and security arrangements
  • Commercial contracts
  • Employment contracts, policies, procedures and dealing with Employment Tribunal proceedings and Settlement Agreements for employers and employees

Clients value his attention to detail and his down to earth and pragmatic approach to finding commercial solutions to meet their business or personal objectives.



  • Acted on the sale of a unique film processing laboratory business to an internationally known US multinational technology company
  • Acted on the share sale of a histological processing laboratory
  • Acted in relation to (a) the bank facilities and security documentation and (b) the largest funding from the Olympic Delivery Authority to the private sector for the construction of the second largest sports centre in Europe
  • Acted on the intra–group reorganisation of a media representation business
  • Acted on a joint venture to establish an overseas marine insurance broker
  • Acted for the majority shareholders’ in a shareholders’ dispute which was ultimately resolved by a Share Buy Back, Commercial Settlement Agreement and an Employment Settlement Agreement



External Roles

Company Secretary to

  • an independent marine insurance broker
  • a theatrical production company


Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and teenage son.   He is a keen skier and martial arts practitioner.  He was previously an amateur triathlete for several years completing the London Triathlon four times as well as several others.  He also enjoys reading legal and financial thrillers. He supports Chelsea FC.

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