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Michael D. Zippel

Fax +61.3.9205.2055

Mr. Zippel is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets. He has experience in a range of commercial matters including asset and share acquisitions and disposals, due diligence reviews, regulatory compliance and corporate governance for both commercial and not-for-profit clients.

Mr. Zippel also has experience in banking and finance dispute resolution, loan recovery and security enforcement as well as personal and corporate insolvency matters. He assists in providing advice to a number of major Australian banks, listed and unlisted companies, financiers and insolvency accounting firms.

Professional Background

Mr. Zippel joined K&L Gates as a graduate in 2016 and has completed rotations in the Restructuring & Insolvency, Corporate & Transactional and Insurance teams.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Law Institute of Victoria Member

Corporate and Transactional

  • Assisting with various mergers & acquisitions by conducting due diligence, preparing transaction documents and providing support during the completion process. 
  • Assisting in drafting a complex share subscription and purchase agreement for an international pharmaceutical company. 
  • Assisting to advise various incorporated associations and charitable organisations in relation to their corporate structure, company constitution, regulatory compliance and options for migration to a public company limited by guarantee. 
  • Advising clients in respect of Corporations Act 2001(Cth) and ASX Listing Rules issues, including directors' duties, company formations, shareholder rights and general compliance.

Restructuring and Insolvency

  • Assisting in advising major Australian banks on enforcing securities and guarantees, secured and unsecured loan recovery, and issues relating to mortgagee in possession sales. 
  • Assisting with advising on statutory demands, winding up and bankruptcy proceedings. 
  • Assisting in defending unfair preference claims brought under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). 
  • Appearances in the Supreme Court of Victoria.