Michael is South African qualified and has over 5 years PQE.

Michael is an associate based in the Regulatory and Healthcare & Life Sciences team under the corporate commercial department of Al Tamimi.  He has over 5 years of experience in the healthcare and retail sectors, among others. With a background in corporate M&A for one of South Africa’s leading retail pharmacies, Michael also has general corporate and commercial experience.

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Recent Experience

  • Commercial: duties include consulting with clients, leading negotiations, regulatory work, providing advice, drafting, and negotiating various contracts e.g., issue and sale of shares, share buy backs, purchases of business, property purchase, licenses, transfer of employees, as well as various other commercial transactions.
  • M&A: Advising on several healthcare M&A transactions on the buy and sell side.
  • Legal representative for listed retail pharmaceutical company in the advisory and drafting of share redemption restructuring
  • Acting for pharmaceuticals companies (manufacturing, retail and distribution), advising on pharmaceutical regulations and compliance.
  • Clinic and Laboratory services for PCR testing and administering of vaccines during Covid-19 pandemic and importation of medical devices.
  • Advertising, marketing, and media services agreements.
  • E-commerce software build, hosting, and maintenance services agreements.
  • Advising clients in respect of data protection and various representations in respect of data breaches including communications with regulators and data subjects.
  • Advising clients in respect of FMCG businesses and consumer protection law including franchise agreements.


  • English, Afrikaans


  • 2014 – LLB Law, Stellenbosch University/Universiteit Stellenbosch
  • 2016 – Certificate in Financial Markets and Securities Law
  • 2012 – BA (Law) Stellenbosch University/Universiteit Stellenbosch


  • 2017 – Attorney, High Court of South Africa