Michael Alliston

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 2608
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 2608
Michael Alliston

Michael Alliston


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Michael Alliston is a tax lawyer based in London. He advises on a wide range of corporate tax matters, including M&A, corporate reorganizations, capital markets transactions and financings.

Michael's practice comprises a mix of transactional and stand-alone advisory work. He assists companies across a wide variety of sectors, including energy, infrastructure, financial institutions, funds, real estate and transport.

Michael has particular experience advising M&A and tax risk underwriters.

Professional experience

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  • Solicitor qualified in England & Wales


  • TortoiseEcofin - on the IPO of UK listed investment trust investing in renewable energy sustainable infrastructure assets.
  • Kaefer – acquisition of John Wood Group industrial services business.
  • Unily – growth investment in a provider of digital workplace platforms.
  • Sonangol - on US$600m sale of shares in Puma Energy to Trafigura and its acquisition of Puma Energy's strategic assets in Angola.
  • Taylor Maritime Investments Limited – on $253m IPO of UK listed shipping investment fund.
  • Europa Capital - on the £1bn sale of the former Ford stamping plant in Dagenham in the UK to the Peabody Group.
  • Ares Management - on its £178m debt facilities to alternative network broadband provider, Brsk.
  • RiverStone International - acquisition of Endurance at Lloyd's (EAL) from Sompo International, a leading global provider of commercial and consumer property and casualty (re)insurance.
  • AES - on securing its €64m credit facilities for St Nikola Wind Farm.
  • Modern Times Group - on the sale of ESL Gaming, the world's largest independent esports company, to the Savvy Gaming Group (SGG) in an all-cash transaction.

Tier 3, Corporate and commercial: Corporate tax, The Legal 500, 2022
"Michael Alliston – dogged in getting to the bottom of the point. Friendly and relaxed to work with."

Tier 3, Corporate and commercial: Corporate tax, The Legal 500, 2021
"Clients praise Michael Alliston for being 'technically brilliant' with a broad transactional tax and cross-border M&A practice."
"Michael Alliston is technically brilliant and can perform thorough research and analysis at speed."

Michael is a contributing author to Lexis Nexis' Guide to FATCA and CRS Compliance.