Michelle Davis-Ratcliffe is an Associate in our corporate practice team, based in Dubai. Michelle trained and qualified at Addleshaw Goddard LLP in the UK, having undertaken seats in corporate, commercial, restructuring, infrastructure, projects & energy. She acts on a range of transactions including mergers & acquisitions, disposals, management buy-outs, secondary buy-outs, corporate re-organisations and acting for private equity houses on their investments and exits. She also has previous in-house commercial experience as a legal & business affairs professional in the media and communications sector. In addition, Michelle is a Trainee Inclusion Champion (a role she founded which has led to new initiatives aimed at creating a more inclusive working environment).

Michelle's experience includes:

  • Acting for the founders of and investors in ServiceMarket (a leading online platform for household services in the UAE) on their sale to e&.
  • Acting for JD Sports plc on the sale of Footasylum to the German asset management firm, Aurelius Group.
  • Advising a global FTSE 100 listed company in both (i) its potential investment into an international retail company and (ii) its divestment of a different multi-million pound retail company. 
  • Acting for Freedom Fibre on a scale investment into the company by Equitix for an £84 million investment by way of equity and loan notes.
  • Advising on the sale of the entire issued share capital of Loxworth Investments Limited and its subsidiaries (Teledata UK Limited and Teledata Limited) to Datum Datacentres / UBS Asset Management.
  • University of Law, Distinction in LPC with MSc in Law, Business and Management (2017)
  • University of Leicester, 2:1 in Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (2015)