Sector: Technology, Telecoms, Media, Mining, Clean Tech PR, Oil and Gas Services
Mike was previously head of corporate media relations at BT for a number of years. Whilst there, Mike advised on a £6bn rights issue, the demerger of mobile unit BT Wireless (becoming O2), and the Telecoms Strategic Review Settlement with Ofcom, leading to the subsequent creation of local network division Openreach, amongst other projects. Mike also headed up in-house litigation support for the Group, as well as leading on issues relating to BT’s pension schemes.
Mike joined Tavistock from Aura Financial where, as a Partner, he advised a number of mining clients including Xstrata. Mike advised Xstrata on their proposed “nil premium merger of equals” with Anglo American, and in advance of their multi-billion dollar takeover by Glencore.