Michael Bracken - Principal

Sydney

Contact details

T:
+61 2 9018 9977
E:
mbracken@meridianlawyers.com.au

Expertise

  • Corporate Advisory & Transactional
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance & Risk Advisory
  • Insurance
  • Commercial
  • Competition Law
  • Policy, Regulatory & Investigations

Michael is highly regarded for his corporate and commercial law expertise with a focus on financial services, insurance, reinsurance, capital markets, health and medical defence mutuals.

Experienced in advising insurers, non-bank financial institutions, financial services intermediaries such as futures and commodities dealers and broking houses, health funds, health and medical service providers, medical defence mutuals, medical indemnity insurers and reinsurers. He also regularly deals with regulators such as ASIC, APRA, Treasury and ASX.

Prior to joining Meridian Lawyers, Michael spent 17 years as a highly regarded financial services and corporate advisory partner at TressCox Lawyers during which time he was appointed as Chairman for 4 years. He previously worked as Associate General Counsel at EY for 7 years.

Michael was recognised in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions of Best Lawyers for his expertise in Commercial Law. He was selected for inclusion in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12 & 2012/13) for Corporate/M&A, the Asian In-House Handbook (2008/09) for Restructuring & Insolvency and in IFLR1000 Legal Guide (2015) for Financial Services Regulatory and M&A. Michael has been listed as a Leading Lawyer in the AsiaLaw Profiles (2015 and 2016) for Financial Services Regulatory and in the AsiaLaw Profiles for Banking & Finance expertise (2014, 2015 and 2016).

Michael has a special interest in corporate governance and advises Boards on director liability, D&O and prudential and regulatory compliance.

Contact

  • Sydney

    Level 16, MLC Centre
    19 Martin Place
    Sydney, NSW 2000
    T:
    +61 2 9018 9999
    F:
    +61 2 9018 9900
  • Melbourne

    Level 12, 357 Collins Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000
    T:
    +61 3 9810 6777
    F:
    +61 3 9810 6770
  • Newcastle

    Level 6, 45 Watt Street
    Newcastle NSW 2300
    T:
    +61 2 4047 2600
    F:
    +61 2 4047 2699
  • Brisbane

    Level 8, 60 Edward Street
    Brisbane QLD 4000
    T:
    +61 7 3220 9333
    F:
    +61 7 3220 9399
  • Perth

    Level 3, 225 St Georges Terrace
    Perth WA 6000
    T:
    +61 8 6319 0470
    F:
    +61 8 6319 0499