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Michael Ward

Partner, Tax Department


Phone: 44-020-3023-5291
Fax: 44-020-3023-5391


Michael Ward is a partner in the Tax practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the London office. Michael advises on the tax aspects of a broad range of international and domestic matters, including leveraged finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, energy and infrastructure projects, restructurings, investment funds, derivatives, and real estate transactions.


  • The College of Law (University of Law), L.P.C. 2008
  • BPP, G.D.L. 2007
  • London School of Economics, BA 2006


  • Liberty Global on its £1.2 billion investment into Vodafone.
  • GE on the $3.25 billion sale of its Distributed Power business to Advent.
  • Anglo American plc on the proposed business combination between its nuGenTM Zero Emissions Haulage Solution and First Mode Holdings, Inc.
  • Chipita S.A. on the sale of its business to Mondelēz International, Inc. for approximately $2 billion.
  • Banco do Brasil S.A. in connection with the update of its EMTN programme and the offering of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 6.250% Sustainability Bonds due 2030.
  • The lenders in connection with the $652.3 million financing of the Central Termica de Temane power project in Mozambique, which was awarded “Africa Power Deal of the Year 2021” at the PFI Awards.
  • PETRONAS on its $15 billion joint venture with Saudi Aramco.
  • Intercontinental Exchange on its partnership with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and nine of the world’s largest energy traders to establish ICE Futures Abu Dhabi.
  • ADNOC on a strategic partnership with OCI N.V.
  • The initial purchasers in connection with Sherwood Financing plc's offering of €640 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2027, €400 million 4.500% senior secured notes due 2026, £350 million 6.000% senior secured notes due 2026, and the company’s £285 million revolving facility agreement.
  • Discovery, Inc. on its agreement with BBC Studios to separate their 50/50 UKTV joint venture.
  • Qatar Investment Authority in connection with its holding of the Songbird Estate Canary Wharf Group plc.
  • The initial purchasers in connection with WP/AP Telecom Holdings IV B.V.’s offering of €800 million 3.750 percent senior secured notes due 2029 and WP/AP Telecom Holdings III B.V.’s offering of €550 million 5.500 percent senior notes due 2030.
  • Macquarie on its acquisition of Farnborough Airport.

*Experience gained prior to joining Paul Hastings.




England and Wales Solicitor


The College of Law, Moorgate, L.P.C. 2008

BPP University Law School, GDL 2006

The London School of Economics and Political Science, B.A. 2006

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