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Michael Honan

Partner, London



Specialist in corporate law, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, public offerings and joint ventures.

Transactions of significance where substantial involvement can be disclosed include advising:

  • Balfour Beatty on its proposed merger with Carillion 
  • Balfour Beatty on the sale of its Parsons Brinckerhoff business 
  • Borealis and Allianz on the acquisition of NET4GAS, the Czech gas network
  • Borealis and Ontario Teachers Pension Plan on the acquisition of High Speed 1
  • Kazakhmys on the takeover of ENRC by a consortium
  • Ophir Energy on the public takeovers of Salamander Energy and Dominion Energy
  • Sainsbury’s on the acquisition of Sainsbury’s Bank from Lloyds Banking Group
  • Ophir Energy on its IPO and subsequent equity raisings
  • A number of clients on asset-backed pension funding partnerships
Professional experience

2015 - Partner, Corporate Department, Linklaters
2005 - 2015, Solicitor, Corporate Department, Linklaters
2003 - 2005, Trainee Solicitor, Linklaters


2001 - 2002 Nottingham Law School
1998 - 2001 University of Bristol